BUTLER, Pa. (KDKA) – A Butler man is behind bars just after law enforcement claimed he cheated several people out of hundreds of dollars.
As several as four victims came ahead to say they paid Billy Abrams to do property advancement projects that he under no circumstances finished.
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The victims employed Abrams and his organization Billy’s Plumbing and Heating. All of them compensated upfront and mentioned Abrams both didn’t complete the careers or even start them.
“I thought I regarded the name but I was not confident, but then the upcoming thing I know, the tackle arrived up and, ‘wow that’s throughout the avenue,’” 1 neighbor reported.
Neighbors of Abrams explained to KDKA’S Shelley Bortz they’re shocked to hear that he has been billed with quite a few felonies. Most on the quiet avenue in Butler explained Abrams was pleasant and saved to himself.
“He hardly ever bothered me and I in no way bothered him and he was generally awesome to me,” an additional neighbor mentioned.
State police in Butler explained they gained the initial of four stories on Feb. 4 from a Penn Township resident who experienced employed Abrams to take away and exchange an old boiler. The victim said he paid Abrams $4,800 upfront but he never ever came again to complete the job.
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Fewer than a 7 days later, law enforcement claimed the owner of an apartment building in Harrisville arrived forward with a equivalent assert. The proprietor paid Abrams $3,600 to install two new furnaces, but he only installed a person.
A few times later, a Summitt Township property owner filed a report with law enforcement proclaiming he paid Abrams $6,000 to exchange a furnace and AC device back in September, but the moment again Abrams was a no demonstrate.
The fourth submitting arrived a couple months afterwards in March from a woman in Clay Township. She claimed Abrams was to exchange a furnace to the tune of $2,500, but he by no means came back again just after having the revenue.
Throughout an interview with police, Abrams admitted to owning a heroin trouble and was robbing Peter to pay back Paul.
Neighbors stated they by no means found any suspicious action at his dwelling.
“I in no way definitely observed also a lot of any one heading in and out of the dwelling. Most of the stuff would be coming from the back street in the back again there,” the neighbor said.
Abrams is lodged at the Butler County jail on $25,000 bond.
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He has three preliminary hearings set for April 13, 19 and 20.