Authorities in at minimum two counties are searching for a Somerset County guy on prices that involve accepting a $25,000 down payment for house advancement on a residence in East Wheatfield Township and in no way completing any work.
Justin Supanick, 44, of Grey, Somerset County, has been charged with a felony beneath the House Improvement Fraud Act by the Indiana County Detective Bureau.
Detective Michael Schmidt reported Supanick, as owner of Supanick Contracting, accepted the payment on Dec. 20, 2020.
Fees have been submitted with Blairsville Magisterial District Decide Robert Steele Bell Sr., on two 3rd-diploma felony counts, a phony assertion to induce agreement for property enhancement services, and theft by deception employing a fake impression.
If he is convicted, Supanick faces up to 7 decades in jail, up to a $15,000 wonderful, and payment of restitution to the victim.
Supanick also was associated in a civil circumstance submitted in April in Somerset County, where Windber Magisterial District Choose William E. Seger dominated for the plaintiff.
On June 6, Seger awarded a Central Town man a default judgment of $12,212.25.
Schmidt explained anybody with understanding of Supanick’s whereabouts can contact 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 site.
Schmidt stated ideas may well be manufactured anonymously.
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