Barnesville contractor under investigation
A Schuylkill County contractor, who was scheduled to have a hearing last week on charges he didn't finish work for clients, is now being investigated by the Pa. Attorney General's office.
John Joseph Kachmar, 48, of Barnesville, had his hearing scheduled because of the AG investigation.
He was charged in Schuylkill with theft by deception fail to correct. receiving stolen property, and deceptive business practice.
A check on the state's Web site on registered contractors states that Kachmar hasn't been licensed since 2011. The Home Improvement Consumer Information site states that his license expired Aug. 10, 2011.
His hearing had been scheduled before District Judge David A. Plachko of Minersville. He had been arrested by the Minersville Police Department.
The charges against Kachmar originated in October when four victims complained about incomplete work by him. He was charged with taking close to a total of $17,000 for work he never completed.
Earlier last year, a judgment totaling $1,863 was assessed against him by District Judge Anthony Kilker of Shenandoah after a complaint was lodged by Mae Davidson of Mahanoy City.
The arresting officer was Brandon Alexander of the Mahanoy Township Police Department.
In the Davidson complaint, Kachmar had been charged with four counts of theft by deception, false impression; four counts of receiving stolen property, and one county of deceptive business practice false, misleading state credentials.
Davidson had paid Kachmar for roof repairs which were never completed.