ELK COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ)– Thousands of bucks value of unfinished get the job done for household improvement has landed a Ridgway person expenses, according to law enforcement.
The home-owner instructed police that Jeffrey Schatz, 50, of Schatz Hometown Masonry signed a deal in July 2019 for dwelling enhancement repairs totaling $24,200 at a house at the 500 block of Fourth Avenue in Johnsonburg, according to the expenses filed by Johnsonburg law enforcement.
Police said that the homeowner compensated $6,000 that was a 25 % deposit, in advance of time for labor and supplies but Schatz finished up leaving the function of the residence unfinished. Schatz agreed to make repairs to the garage, repoint the bricks and also lay new top soil and seed for the yard in September or October of 2019.
When Oct arrived, the home-owner claimed he manufactured various calls to Schatz devoid of any reaction. It was not right up until July of 2020 that he heard back from Schatz who claimed he was fast paced with COVID and would get started work in September 2020
When Schatz showed up to start the do the job, the rest of the funds owed for the undertaking was then paid to him, however, in accordance to law enforcement, November 2021 was the previous time he was at the home and still left the work unfinished.
The concrete work of the sidewalk was not changed, the repointing of the bricks was not finished, the garage wasn’t sealed adequately and drinking water is getting in, and the leading soil was total of rocks and weeds, police observed.
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On June 2, 2022, the home owner came to the police station and stated that he just wanted the rest of the money back again for the unfinished function and labor cost, which was $3,150, law enforcement noted. On July 2, law enforcement contacted Schatz who noted informed them that he would pay back the house owner but he in no way did.
Schatz faces charges of for acquiring advance payment for providers and failing to conduct as perfectly as theft by deception alongside with identical kinds.
Schatz has preliminary listening to established for August 17.