Authorities in at least two counties are hunting for a Somerset County gentleman on rates that incorporate accepting a $25,000 down payment for home enhancement on a home in East Wheatfield Township and by no means completing any function.
Justin Supanick, 44, of Gray, Somerset County, has been billed with a felony underneath the Home Enhancement Fraud Act by the Indiana County Detective Bureau.
Detective Michael Schmidt claimed Supanick, as proprietor of Supanick Contracting, accepted the payment on Dec. 20, 2020.
Costs have been filed with Blairsville Magisterial District Choose Robert Steele Bell Sr., on two third-diploma felony counts, a fake statement to induce arrangement for home improvement services, and theft by deception employing a phony impact.
If he is convicted, Supanick faces up to 7 a long time in jail, up to a $15,000 wonderful, and payment of restitution to the sufferer.
Supanick also was involved in a civil scenario filed in April in Somerset County, exactly where Windber Magisterial District Decide William E. Seger dominated for the plaintiff.
On June 6, Seger awarded a Central Town person a default judgment of $12,212.25.
Schmidt said any person with information of Supanick’s whereabouts can call the Indiana County District Attorney’s Drug/Crime Tipline at (724) 471-7777, or by publishing a idea at the DA’s CrimeWatch www.indianada.org website.
Schmidt said suggestions may perhaps be produced anonymously.
The website also presents more information and facts about household advancement fraud, and people can indication up for notifications about arrests, considerable incidents and local community activities.