An East Huntingdon contractor is charged with three counts of household improvement fraud, accused of accepting much more than $41,000 in down payments for a few remodeling employment he by no means begun, in accordance to courtroom files.
Jason Ray Pirl, 40, who does organization as Proline Portray, was arraigned on 3 felony charges filed by Westmoreland County detectives in connection with the alleged incidents that happened in January, July and October 2020.
Pirl was arraigned and produced on a recognizance bond pending a preliminary hearing May possibly 11.
Detective Will Brown alleges in court paperwork that Pirl recognized a $9,100 down payment from a Unity lady for a roof maintenance task at her home in the Constitution Oak community, $20,500 from a 73-12 months-aged female from Herminie for an intensive dwelling transforming career and $11,500 from a 74-yr-previous Greensburg girl.
“In all three instances, the cash was requested for Mr. Pirl to obtain products and initiate perform on the jobs,” Brown mentioned.
“In each individual case, Mr. Pirl unsuccessful to at any time initiate function on any of the assignments,” Brown mentioned.
Right after being contacted by the victims trying to get refunds, Brown said Pirl would assure the victims they would be reimbursed.
“Pirl knowledgeable each and every sufferer that their deposits would be returned by using qualified mail. On receipt of a licensed letter from Pirl, each victim would uncover a take note from Jason Pirl promising to repay the money at a later on date,” Brown explained.
Brown suggests home owners really should follow assistance advised by state Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s business to comprehensively verify a contractor’s references, obtain a lot more than a single bid for a challenge and test for potential complaints submitted with the Better Enterprise Bureau.
The attorney general’s workplace also has a dwelling advancement registration hotline at 888-520-6680 for point out people.
When arrived at by telephone Thursday about the grievances, Pirl declined to comment and said he experienced employed Mt. Pleasant attorney Paul Toohey, who did not right away return a phone inquiry looking for comment.
Pirl has a hearing scheduled just before Judge Christopher Feliciani on June 30 on a charge of misleading business enterprise techniques filed in opposition to him by West Newton police for a June 1 incident. He also has a preliminary hearing June 22 in Fayette County on a misleading small business observe grievance filed in opposition to him by county detectives there for an incident in Henry Clay Township, according to court documents.
In accordance to on-line court dockets, Pirl pleaded guilty in Prevalent Pleas Court in 2011 to misleading organization methods. He was sentenced to three years’ probation and was requested to shell out restitution of $3,800.