Penn Hills Man Faces Charges In Roofing Scam

By: Trina Orlando

MOUNT PLEASANT TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – A man claiming to be a magistrate’s relative is facing charges of allegedly scamming a Mount Pleasant Township couple on roof repairs.

Jason Pirl, of Penn Hills, is accused of offering to fix the couple’s roof for $2,700. He allegedly said he would need $1,500 up front.

Pirl reportedly measured the victim’s roof, but the victim’s were suspicious and called the magistrate to confirm his identity.

The victim’s were able to stop payment on the check as the suspect was at the bank trying to cash it.

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  1. MMB says:

    You’d think since he was arrested 30 times for the same scams he would be in jail already. The judicial system let’s him get away with it every time! When will there be justice for all of the families he’s scammed? He has no conscious, he’s even pulled this on churches and he’s still not been taught a lesson!

  2. RUSS says:

    AMEN! HIS DEFENSE IS ALWAYS THE SAME”A BIG MISUNDERSTANDING” THE IS/WAS NO BIG MISUNDERSTANDING. I SPOKE WITH HIM, AS DID THE POLICE. HE LIED TO COVER HIS LIES. HE CLAIMED RELATION TO A PROMINENT LOCAL LEGAL FIGURETO GAIN THE TRUST OF THE ELDERLY. LETS SEE HOW THIS IS HANDLED! I WILL KNOW AND WILL LET YOU KNOW!

  3. MMB says:

    He was just put on probation on 11-08-2010 for the same things. There’s never a misunderstanding! It’s intentional. He’s a liar and a thief. He has stolen a lot of money from people over the years. Just look at his record. He always comes up with the money before the court hearing by scamming it off of someone else to pay the other person. He’s a bum loser! How many times will he do this before they lock him up? He has been in front of Eckels countless times for forgery, theft by deception/false impression. Dec Bus Practice – receiving stolen property.. just keeps going on and on. He writes checks to consumers from a closed bank account and gets away with it. I thought that was a federal offense? I know of at least 15 people he has scammed. If he’ll do it to his family and churches he’ll do it to strangers much easier! Not lose any sleep over it!

  4. JTS says:

    I know of this person as well and he is more than a menace to society. He is a habitual liar and a con artist. He may not be a violent offender, but he takes advantage of people, their trust, their heart strings and their pocket books. The only ‘job’ he has ever held is going from con to con. He uses the loopholes in the judicial system to get by.

  5. K H says:

    ITs amazing he is still at it.. My husband and I were taken by his lies and thieft for over $3000.00 for work he was going to have done on our property and I see still no justice is done. What is wrong with our society. His actions have changed peoples lives for the worst. Somthing needs to be done with this criminal.

    KH

  6. MMB says:

    Anxious to see what happens with this new case! Praying since he is on probation Eckels will finally teach him a lesson!! He will not stop until he is put away!

  7. JB says:

    I had the unfortunate opportunity to know him personally! He is delusional! He goes through life living off of other peoples money and good faith. He doesn’t know what a hard days work is!! He lies, cheats and hurts people and doesn’t care who he hurts and who’s lives he destroys in the process! He lies so much he can’t tell what the truth is anymore. He has destroyed and reeked havoc throughout my family and friends! It’s pathetic that he continues to walk away from what he does! When will there be justice? When will he not be able to slide through the system? When will he be stopped?

  8. MGM says:

    Where is he now? Is he in jail somewhere or is he still out there scamming? Does anyone know????

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