January 19, 2022

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East Huntingdon contractor accused of using $41K in deposits for residence reworking do the job never ever begun

An East Huntingdon contractor is charged with 3 counts of home improvement fraud, accused of accepting a lot more than $41,000 in down payments for 3 reworking employment he never started out, according to court documents.

Jason Ray Pirl, 40, who does organization as Proline Portray, was arraigned on 3 felony prices filed by Westmoreland County detectives in connection with the alleged incidents that happened in January, July and Oct 2020.

Pirl was arraigned and introduced on a recognizance bond pending a preliminary hearing May 11.

Det. Will Brown alleges in courtroom files that Pirl recognized a $9,100 downpaymnt from a Unity woman for a roof fix undertaking at her home in the Constitution Oak neighborhood, $20,500 from a 73-year-outdated woman from Herminie for an considerable property remodeling position and $11,500 from a 74-12 months-previous Greensburg female.

“In all three situations, the funds was requested for Mr. Pirl to acquire elements and initiate do the job on the assignments,” Brown said.

“In every single circumstance, Mr. Pirl failed to at any time initiate operate on any of the tasks,” Brown explained.

Right after being contacted by the victims seeking refunds, Brown reported Pirl would guarantee the victims they would be reimbursed.

“Pirl informed each target that their deposits would be returned by means of certified mail. On receipt of a licensed letter from Pirl, the each sufferer would discover a take note from Jason Pirl promising to repay the cash at a later date,” Brown reported.

Brown suggests that property owners should comply with advise proposed by state Lawyer Typical Josh Shapiro’s business office to extensively look at a contractor’s references, get hold of far more than a person bid for a venture and test for probable problems submitted with the Improved Enterprise Bureau.

The attorney general’s place of work also has a residence improvement registration hotline at 1-888-520-6680 for state inhabitants.

When reached by phone Thursday on the issues, Pirl declined remark and said he experienced hired Mt. Nice lawyer Paul Toohey, who did not right away return a phone inquiry trying to get comment.

Pirl has a listening to scheduled in advance of Decide Christopher Feliciani June 30 on a cost of misleading small business procedures filed in opposition to him by West Newton police for a June 1 incident and a preliminary listening to June 22 in Fayette County on a deceptive business practice grievance submitted in opposition to him by county detectives there for an incident in Henry Clay Township, in accordance to court docket documents.

In accordance to on-line court dockets, Pirl pleaded guilty in typical pleas courtroom in 2011 to deceptive business procedures. He was sentenced to probation for 3 many years and was purchased to pay restitution of $3,800.

Paul Peirce is a Tribune-Review employees author. You can call Paul at 724-850-2860, [email protected] or via Twitter .