CUMBERLAND COUNTY — Lower Allen Township Police have charged a Cumberland County man with misleading or fraudulent enterprise practices and domestic development fraud after they say he did not perform home development work he becomes hired to do in advance this year.
Jeremy Edwards, forty-two, changed into arrested June 10, police say.
He is accused of defrauding a client who hired him to carry out home improvement work. The victim informed police she had reached out to Carpet Mart for an estimate and Edwards, who is a sub-contractor for Carpet Mart, got here to her home. He allegedly gave the sufferer his personal enterprise card and persuaded her to lease him rather than using Carpet Mart. The victim paid him $600 for substances and set up paintings, police say.
According to police, Edwards was to begin performing the work in early April. But he repeatedly could provide the sufferer dates whilst he could do the work without showing up.
Police say Edwards was given several possibilities to either do the paintings or return the sufferer’s money, however, did no longer.
Formatting: A home development contract: (1) ought to be in writing; (2) have to be legible if handwritten (despite the fact that you’ll be crazy to handwrite a domestic improvement contract); (three) must identify the type of contract by way of such as the phrases “Home Improvement” in at least 10-point boldface kind; (3) textual content should be in a typeface no smaller than 10-factor type, besides as in any other case supplied; and (four) headings have to be in a typeface no smaller than 10-point boldface kind, besides as in any other case furnished.
Timing: Before any work commences, a domestic improvement contract, signed and dated by means of the contractor and the buyer, should be provided via the contractor to the consumer. A domestic development agreement ought to additionally consist of the following declaration in at the least 12-point boldface kind: “You are entitled to a totally filled in reproduction of this settlement, signed by both you and the contractor, earlier than any paintings may be started.”
Dates and Addresses: A domestic improvement contract has to include on the first web page: (1) the date the buyer signed the contract; and (2) the call and business cope with of the contractor to which the relevant “Notice of Cancellation” may be mailed, right away preceded by means of a declaration advising the purchaser that the “Notice of Cancellation” can be mailed to the contractor at the deal with indicated.
Licenses and Registrations: A domestic development agreement should consist of: (1) the name, enterprise cope with and license a wide variety of the contractor; and (2) the call and registration variety of the house development shop clerk that solicited or negotiated the home improvement settlement, if relevant.