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Posted on: November 10, 2022

CONTRACTOR SENT TO COUNTY JAIL, ORDERED TO REPAY ALMOST $43K FOR RIPPING OFF WARRINGTON MAN, OTHERS

Joseph COLLOPY

A Lansdale contractor was sentenced on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, to nine-23 months in the county jail and ordered to repay almost $43,000 for incomplete work at four homes, including one in Warrington Township.

Joseph E. Collopy, 46, had entered an open guilty plea in August to home improvement fraud, receiving advance payment for services and failing to perform, deceptive business practices, theft by deception and theft by failure to make required disposition of funds.

President Judge Wallace H. Bateman Jr. sent Collopy to Bucks County Correctional Facility to serve nine to 23 months, in addition to seven years of probation. He also ordered Collopy to pay $42,856.96 in restitution, including $23,771.96 to a Warrington Township family.

Collopy operated Macintosh Construction Company and Collopy Construction Inc. out of his Montgomery County home. The insurance listed on his state Home Improvement Contractor’s registration expired in January 2018, the investigation by Warrington Township Police Detective Bernard Schaffer found. 

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