Felony charges lodged against Williamsport contractor
A local contractor faces two sets of charges, including felony offenses for failing to complete a renovation project at an Old Lycoming Township, according to court records filed by township police at the office of District Judge William Solomon.
Albert Zeitler, 36, of 819 Park Ave., who operates No Boundaries Construction out of his home, has been charged with home improvement fraud and deceptive business practices, both felonies, police said, adding that he allegedly failed to honor a contract he signed earlier this year with the homeowner at 1606 Princeton Ave.
“Zeitler was to install a basement bathroom and remodel an upstairs bathroom, and the work was to be completed on May 27,” an officer wrote in an affidavit. The victim, who was not identified in court papers, gave Zeitler a $4,539 check in advance to begin the renovation, police said. The contractor “only demolished the basement, and never came back to complete the project,” police alleged.
The victim, who filed a criminal complaint on June 11, suffered a $1,936 loss due to the incomplete renovations, police said. Following his arraignment before Solomon on these charges, Zeitler was released on $15,000 bail.
Solomon also arraigned him on one misdemeanor count of theft for allegedly stealing $1,554 worth of tools that were personally owned by one of his then employees, Samuel Collins, police said. The tools were taken on June 11 from the same Princeton Avenue jobsite, police said. Zeitler was released on on $5,000 bail in this case.