JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A Johnstown man was charged with fraud, accused of preserving $17,500 he was compensated for dwelling fix work that was under no circumstances accomplished, authorities mentioned.
The Cambria County Detective Bureau charged James Rios, 22, of the 1100 block of Mabel Road, with two felony counts of house-advancement fraud.
In accordance to a criminal criticism, Rios – undertaking business as JR Development – was paid revenue to create a garage addition at a residence on Minno Travel.
The house operator told detectives on Sept. 3 that the function was not completed for the reason that Rios had explained to him he was acquiring the resources and essential extra dollars, in accordance to the complaint.
The home owner said he told Rios that he needed to conclusion the deal and have the funds returned minus $5,000. A county detective named Rios, who stated he would pay out a cashier’s look at for $17,500 on Sept. 30, but the dollars never arrived.
Rios has not still been arraigned.
Patrick Buchnowski is a reporter for The Tribune-Democrat. He can be attained at 532-5061. Follow him on Twitter @PatBuchnowskiTD.