Cops: Massapequa builder bilks custom...

Cops: Massapequa builder bilks customer out of $74,000

There are 153 comments on the Newsday story from Nov 29, 2007, titled Cops: Massapequa builder bilks customer out of $74,000. In it, Newsday reports that:

A Massapequa builder was arrested Wednesday and charged with grand larceny for taking $74,000 from a customer to buy building materials for a new house, then failing for nearly two years to build the house, the ...

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“Vote Republican”

Since: Aug 08

Wyandanch, NY

#140 Mar 11, 2010
Not another dishonest builder on Long Island!

“Vote Republican”

Since: Aug 08

Wyandanch, NY

#141 Mar 11, 2010
Wow, not another dishonest builder!

Commack, NY

#142 Mar 12, 2010
Any current information on fine finish--anyone have work done by these guys recently?

Brooklyn, NY

#143 Apr 7, 2010
tony ripo is still out there??

Brooklyn, NY

#144 Apr 7, 2010
squirrel wrote:
This Ripo scumbag is still ripping people off, now he is driving a nice new truck and still living in his house. He walks around like he owns the town and laughs at what he has done. Someone should show him that a baseball bat is not only used to play baseball :-(
how did you get such accurate information??

Yonkers, NY

#145 May 22, 2010
why is anthony ripo not in jail yet and how does he get away without paying child support? who does he know?
Chad Ochocino

Brooklyn, NY

#147 Jun 6, 2010
The ripper Rip is a scammer but he's con works with his buddy Robert C or Bobby C from RA Home Improvement or RA Construction or RA Designs. Stay away from these south shore Massapequa Seaford Wantagh Merrick bums.
They both took me for $50,000K and destroyed my house and life.
Anixter Baxter

Brooklyn, NY

#148 Jun 9, 2010
Bob or Robert and the ripper are the biggest crooks in Massapequa area. stay away on June 1st 2010 they never showed to work on my house simple moulding and door job and took $4000 down payment I got taken by Ripper and Bob at RA design
disgusted by the system

New Milford, NJ

#149 Nov 6, 2010
How could this guy still be a house that is foreclosed on,has not paid the mortgage in 47 months, renting rooms to people,not paying child support,driving a new truck, can anyone figure this out?? something is wrong with this picture!!! plus bilking all these people out of money????why is he not in jail??????????

Whippany, NJ

#150 Nov 29, 2010
Yes this dirtbag is still running around Massapequa with a s--t eating grin on his stupid face. He drives that nice new truck and still walks aroud like he is the Mayor. Yes he has friends in high places, and he should be locked up for a long time for what he did to his wife and children and for all the people he ripped off.
RA R A Construction

Chicago, IL

#152 Nov 29, 2010
RA or R A Construction is still operating. Stay far away he bilked my MOM out of $80K.

I see him listing in the penny saver.

Bronxville, NY

#153 Jul 5, 2011
I Hate Syracuse wrote:
Not another dishonest builder on Long Island!
When is Rippo gona get his just due! only a matter of time

Bronxville, NY

#154 Jul 5, 2011
When is rippo going to get his just due! Only a matter of time

Lindenhurst, NY

#155 Nov 22, 2011
Hey Ripo----see all these posts and all the HAPPY people you have screwed----your judgement day is right around the corner, be careful who you rip off next because thay just might "take you for a ride". You are not immune to being judged by those who you scammed----you might be able to escape the law due to your political cronies but they cannot protect you from the darkness of night.

Garden City, NY

#156 Mar 30, 2012
Becareful of Tony Ripo Jr he is a peace of work.
He would do his owe mother to make a quarter.He has a contracted company his work sucks and is very slow. He will promise the world but will not come thur. He will stick you in the end. Make sure all know DONT HIRE ANTHONY RIPO JR.!!!!!!
Disgusted with the system

Brooklyn, NY

#157 Jul 29, 2012
Here we are almost 4 years later and this prick still has not paid his mortgage, child support, or money he has stolen from people, what is wrong with this picture?????? When will this guy finally face justice??? Someone should call 7 on your side or something - this has gone on long enough, he belongs in jail with the rest of the thiefs!! Not driving around in a brand new truckm laughing at the poor people he's robbed!! Someone please step up and take this guy off our streets....
Disgusted with the system

Brooklyn, NY

#158 Jul 29, 2012
massapequan wrote:
When is rippo going to get his just due! Only a matter of time
---- Not soon enough!!
Disgusted with the system

Copiague, NY

#159 Aug 7, 2012
Disgusted with the system wrote:
<quoted text> ---- Not soon enough!!
Obviously he is living like a king, living in a foreclosed house, renting rooms & collecting rent(While not paying his mortgage in 7 years) He is driving around in a brand new truck (And has not paid Child Support in years) And just got a brand new boat (Who did he rob for that???Or is he useing his mothers & childrens credit??? How does this man get away with this, all the while with that shiteating grin on his face??? Please someone in the news, take a look at this story and tell me whats wrong with our justice system?? How can he have all this stuff and not pay child support for his 4 kids????? How come he has a place to live for free and his kids are paying to rent a house???? Channel 7 on your side where are you??? if this happened in Suffolk County he would be in jail!!!!!
Tired of corruption

Boynton Beach, FL

#160 Oct 20, 2012
I believe he did go to jail for a short time...was released to one of the "good ole boys" esposito who had a bayfront home on ocean avenue appears they got him out of jail to construct a huge garage without permits or variances, i think it was the summer of 2007 or maybe 2008...this guy also doubled the size of his home illegally, without permits and variances....when the work was completed my neighbor then walked the neighborhood with two politicians knocking on doors blatantly boasting they were going to steal two of my neighbors homes...which they did by putting the realtors up to not selling their homes ...they placed these owners in dire straights...I watched a single mom go without heat and electric for almost 2 yrs while they prevented her from selling her home...the woman was thrown out of her home that was fully paid for and thrown into the streets illegally because she had no money for attorneys and could not protect herself...all because this neighbor needed her property to make his home legal...they had a scam to steal the equity of the town by devaluing all the waterfront homes...and they did...these are the scoundrels that ripo is protected by...

Massapequa, NY

#161 Oct 29, 2013
Besides the guy like 10 pages back who claimed he went to high school with Ripo - Do any of you actually know him? I had some work done to my house - Anthony Ripo did the work about 2 years ago. I never thought to research his name (shame on my maybe). A buddy of mine asked me recently who did my home improvement work and a couple days after I told him - he asked me if I was nuts. I was beyond confused. he showed me this site and everything that "all these people" were saying about him. I told him to ignore it. Ripo did a great job at my house - I paid him - he did what I paid him for. A very "Normal" transaction with no problems. It's a bit troubling to me - how all of you can chime in and drop a pile of comments from all over the USA. I'm positive 99.9% don't know him. But you all have no problem assuming his situation - assuming he is a scumbag. I think you all need a little anger management and more importantly - if you want to people bash - at least try and have ONE interaction with the person you are attempting to bash.
ANTHONY RIPO - he is not what these people say. Give a person a chance - stop judging - form your own opinion.

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