East Huntingdon contractor accused of taking K in deposits for home remodeling work never started

An East Huntingdon contractor is billed with three counts of property enhancement fraud, accused of accepting extra than $41,000 in down payments for a few reworking positions he never started out, according to courtroom files.

Jason Ray Pirl, 40, who does business enterprise as Proline Portray, was arraigned on a few felony fees submitted by Westmoreland County detectives in link with the alleged incidents that occurred in January, July and Oct 2020.

Pirl was arraigned and unveiled on a recognizance bond pending a preliminary hearing Could 11.

Detective Will Brown alleges in court files that Pirl approved a $9,100 down payment from a Unity lady for a roof restore undertaking at her home in the Charter Oak community, $20,500 from a 73-yr-aged female from Herminie for an intensive property reworking job and $11,500 from a 74-12 months-previous Greensburg girl.

“In all three cases, the income was asked for for Mr. Pirl to acquire elements and initiate function on the initiatives,” Brown mentioned.

“In each individual situation, Mr. Pirl unsuccessful to at any time initiate get the job done on any of the projects,” Brown reported.

After currently being contacted by the victims looking for refunds, Brown explained Pirl would guarantee the victims they would be reimbursed.

“Pirl informed each victim that their deposits would be returned through qualified mail. Upon receipt of a qualified letter from Pirl, just about every target would find a take note from Jason Pirl promising to repay the money at a later date,” Brown stated.

Brown implies owners ought to follow tips advisable by condition Attorney Standard Josh Shapiro’s place of work to comprehensively look at a contractor’s references, get extra than one bid for a undertaking and test for potential problems filed with the Far better Company Bureau.

The lawyer general’s place of work also has a residence enhancement registration hotline at 888-520-6680 for state citizens.

When reached by telephone Thursday about the issues, Pirl declined to remark and explained he experienced employed Mt. Enjoyable legal professional Paul Toohey, who did not promptly return a telephone inquiry in search of remark.

Pirl has a listening to scheduled right before Choose Christopher Feliciani on June 30 on a cost of misleading business tactics submitted against him by West Newton law enforcement for a June 1 incident. He also has a preliminary hearing June 22 in Fayette County on a misleading business apply complaint submitted towards him by county detectives there for an incident in Henry Clay Township, according to court paperwork.

In accordance to on the web court dockets, Pirl pleaded guilty in Frequent Pleas Courtroom in 2011 to deceptive organization procedures. He was sentenced to 3 years’ probation and was ordered to spend restitution of $3,800.

Paul Peirce is a Tribune-Evaluation team author. You can make contact with Paul at 724-850-2860, [email protected] or through Twitter .