Harrison police accuse house advancement contractor of having dollars up entrance for operate that wasn’t accomplished

Harrison police have charged a residence improvement contractor with 50 % a dozen felony counts following two residents noted that they compensated him money up entrance for get the job done he by no means completed.

Jason Raymond Mager, 46, of the 400 block of Ridge Avenue in Springdale faces two counts each individual of producing wrong statements to get victims to indication a contract, theft by deception and deceptive or fake business enterprise methods. All are felonies.

Mager was introduced from custody on a nonmonetary bond and purchased to look for a preliminary hearing Jan. 18 just before District Choose Carolyn Bengel, in accordance to court docket data.

Police wrote in a legal grievance that a few noted Sept. 24 they employed Mager in February to enclose their porch.

They informed investigators they paid out him $6,800 money, but he under no circumstances did the function, the grievance stated. The pair advised police that ahead of reporting Mager they contacted him various moments by telephone and despatched him text messages to give him a opportunity to conduct the do the job, but he designed excuses for why he could not do the challenge.

The few gave law enforcement a copy of the contract they and Mager signed alongside with a receipt for the lender withdrawal they made to pay out him, the complaint stated.

Three days soon after the initial couple noted the alleged theft, law enforcement spoke with a Harrison resident who advised them they paid out Mager $4,000 up front on July 12 for fencing perform, police claimed.

They advised police that Mager despatched them an invoice on Aug. 10 listing all the materials required for the challenge, the criticism said.

On Aug. 24, Mager set in 12 of the 16 fence posts that have been wanted but under no circumstances returned to full the job.

They also explained to police that Mager repeatedly designed excuses for why the get the job done was still left unfinished. They gave investigators a copy of the agreement they signed with Mager as well as a copy of the canceled check that he cashed.

Mager is awaiting demo on a felony theft depend submitted June 22 by Allegheny Valley Regional Police, according to court docket documents.

Mager’s name did not look for the duration of an on line search of the condition Lawyer General’s list of registered contractors.

In December 2015, Mager pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts of theft and getting stolen house filed by Frazer police. He was sentenced to 3 several years of probation, court docket records clearly show.

Tony LaRussa is a Tribune-Review employees writer. You can get hold of Tony by e mail at tlarussa@triblive.com or by using Twitter .

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