David Coverdale’s gardener, a man treated like a member of the family, has been sentenced to six months in jail after he stole up to $287,000 from the David and his wife.
According to the Reno-Gazette Journal, Eric Hosmer, aged 44, of Incline Village, was sentenced to probation for two counts of felony theft and must pay back $69,000 to the couple.
Eric was hired in 2009 as a gardener/maintenance man for the singer. David and his wife, Cindy Coverdale said they treated him like a member of the family. They celebrated his birthday and even helped pay for his wedding.
Cindy said: “He’s an amazing con man and liar.”
David said: “He’s a deceiver, liar and a thief.”