Charges against a local contractor who allegedly scammed a dozen Bucks County residents out of millions of dollars were held for court during a preliminary hearing Monday, the Bucks County Courier Times reported.
Court records show that John Succi, 58, of Lower Makefield, is facing numerous felony charges in connection with the allegedly fraudulent business, including theft by deception, deceitful business practices and receiving advance payment with failure to perform services.
During the preliminary hearing, Deputy District Attorney Ryan Hyde said Succi’s 12 known victims have lost as much as $2.5 million between payments and subsequent repairs, the Courier Times reported. According to the publication, victims are located throughout the county.
A Levittown resident told Fox29 News that she paid Succi $86,000 to renovate her home and he “destroyed” it without completing the job.
She told the network she hired Succi, who was operating under the company name JS Contractors at the time, in 2011. Succi did not obtain the necessary permits and the job was shut down by Middletown Township, Fox29 reported. Succi then asked for additional money to complete the job, but the homeowner refused.
Succi remains free on 10 percent of $100,000 bail. His arraignment is scheduled for June 6.