MADISON TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Police have filed felony costs in opposition to a Pittsburgh man for allegedly accepting over $13,000.00 for a house enchancment venture in Rimersburg over two years in the past and failing to finish the work.
Court docket paperwork point out that Clarion-based State Police filed the next prison costs in opposition to 52-year-old Dannie Ledell Cook dinner, of Pittsburgh, on Monday, August 15, 2022, in Magisterial District Decide Jeffrey C. Miller’s workplace:
– False Assertion to Induce Settlement for Dwelling Enchancment Providers, Felony 2
– Theft by Deception – False Impression, Felony 3
The fees stem from an investigation into an incident that occurred on Could 8, 2020, at a residence on Ridgeview Drive in Rimersburg, Madison Township, Clarion County.
In accordance with a prison grievance, a identified feminine was given a proposal to finish a house enchancment venture on her home, and paid $13,200.00 to Dannie Cook dinner for the venture, which has not been accomplished in over two years.
Police say Cook dinner supplied the sufferer with a proposal for eradicating a block wall and its base, rebuilding your complete wall and base, and constructing new steps for the basement entryway, the grievance states.
On Could 8, 2020, the sufferer gave Cook dinner a examine for $5,000.00.
She then gave him one other examine for $5,000.00 on Could 14, 2020.
The final examine the sufferer gave Cook dinner was for $3,200.00 on June 11, 2020.
All checks given to Cook dinner have been cashed, the grievance signifies.
The sufferer has misplaced all contact with Cook dinner since he wouldn’t reply her calls, and not one of the work was carried out by Cook dinner, the grievance notes.
Together with a written proposal, each people entered right into a verbal settlement to finish the work.
On August 5, 2022, Cook dinner advised police that he has “simply not been capable of find a crew to carry out the job but,” in response to the grievance.
Cook dinner is presently awaiting a preliminary listening to.
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