Authorities in at the very least two counties are hunting for a Somerset County male on prices that include accepting a $25,000 down payment for home improvement on a residence in East Wheatfield Township and never completing any operate.
Justin Supanick, 44, of Gray, Somerset County, has been charged with a felony underneath the Household Improvement Fraud Act by the Indiana County Detective Bureau.
Detective Michael Schmidt said Supanick, as proprietor of Supanick Contracting, recognized the payment on Dec. 20, 2020.
Charges have been filed with Blairsville Magisterial District Decide Robert Steele Bell Sr., on two 3rd-diploma felony counts, a false assertion to induce agreement for household improvement solutions, and theft by deception making use of a untrue impact.
If he is convicted, Supanick faces up to seven several years in prison, up to a $15,000 great, and payment of restitution to the target.
Supanick also was involved in a civil circumstance submitted in April in Somerset County, exactly where Windber Magisterial District Choose William E. Seger dominated for the plaintiff.
On June 6, Seger awarded a Central City person a default judgment of $12,212.25.
Schmidt reported any individual with know-how of Supanick’s whereabouts can make contact with the Indiana County District Attorney’s Drug/Criminal offense Tipline at (724) 471-7777, or by distributing a tip at the DA’s CrimeWatch www.indianada.org web-site.
Schmidt stated guidelines might be produced anonymously.
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