An East Huntingdon contractor is charged with a few counts of residence enhancement fraud, accused of accepting a lot more than $41,000 in down payments for three transforming work he in no way commenced, in accordance to court paperwork.
Jason Ray Pirl, 40, who does enterprise as Proline Portray, was arraigned on three felony expenses filed by Westmoreland County detectives in link with the alleged incidents that transpired in January, July and Oct 2020.
Pirl was arraigned and unveiled on a recognizance bond pending a preliminary listening to Could 11.
Detective Will Brown alleges in courtroom files that Pirl acknowledged a $9,100 down payment from a Unity girl for a roof fix challenge at her home in the Charter Oak neighborhood, $20,500 from a 73-calendar year-old lady from Herminie for an comprehensive house transforming task and $11,500 from a 74-year-previous Greensburg woman.
“In all three conditions, the money was requested for Mr. Pirl to buy components and initiate perform on the projects,” Brown said.
“In each circumstance, Mr. Pirl unsuccessful to at any time initiate function on any of the jobs,” Brown said.
Immediately after remaining contacted by the victims trying to find refunds, Brown mentioned Pirl would guarantee the victims they would be reimbursed.
“Pirl knowledgeable each victim that their deposits would be returned by way of qualified mail. On receipt of a accredited letter from Pirl, each victim would uncover a observe from Jason Pirl promising to repay the money at a afterwards date,” Brown claimed.
Brown suggests owners must follow advice recommended by condition Attorney Normal Josh Shapiro’s place of work to carefully verify a contractor’s references, acquire additional than one particular bid for a venture and verify for likely grievances submitted with the Greater Business enterprise Bureau.
The attorney general’s place of work also has a dwelling improvement registration hotline at 888-520-6680 for point out citizens.
When achieved by phone Thursday about the complaints, Pirl declined to comment and said he had hired Mt. Enjoyable attorney Paul Toohey, who did not instantly return a phone inquiry trying to get remark.
Pirl has a hearing scheduled prior to Judge Christopher Feliciani on June 30 on a charge of deceptive organization procedures filed against him by West Newton police for a June 1 incident. He also has a preliminary hearing June 22 in Fayette County on a misleading business enterprise apply complaint filed from him by county detectives there for an incident in Henry Clay Township, according to court documents.
According to on the net court docket dockets, Pirl pleaded responsible in Frequent Pleas Courtroom in 2011 to misleading organization practices. He was sentenced to 3 years’ probation and was purchased to shell out restitution of $3,800.