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

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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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#31
Nov 29, 2007
 
Jay Hess wrote:
is Ripo short for "Rip-Off"?
Confiscate HIS house, sell it off at auction, and give these people their money back. Meanwhile, our happy little carpenter can spend some time in the local lock-up building bird houses for 22 cents a day.
'Tis the season to be jolly....
rip off is right...sell everything he has to pay this person back including interest...but like many of these contractors..the house and cars are probably under the wife's name only....happened to me with an alumium siding family in Oceanside...the Husband ripped me off..I know the son and Daughter...the wife has everything under her name...trucks, two family house....land upstate...another house in Freeport.....wish I could give his name so nobody else gets ripped off.....but my attorney found a loop hole...so I will get my money back...if the loop hole was not found......I planned on marching across the street from his house...which is on a very main street in Oceanside with signs....trust me...I would have done it....and still might have too if the loop hole fails....
he screwed others

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#32
Nov 30, 2007
 
he screwed many others before this, he just got more balls as he went along and figured he would never be touched, a little john gottie.now i hope he gets more then a little slap on the hand.
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#33
Nov 30, 2007
 
his company name was tr builders years ago, he took me for a ride big time
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Nov 30, 2007
 
Italian wrote:
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You are just jealous cuz your not italian. You bastard
Wrong, I am Italian and that's why I care and why I don't bury my head in the sand when I read the news which more and more I'm seein Italian names surfacing in the crime blotters.
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#35
Nov 30, 2007
 
Was the guy's name Ripo or Ripoff?
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Nov 30, 2007
 
give it a break wrote:
give it a break people are too cheap now a days to pay top dollar for good work they are always looking for a deal... if some one wanted to put a dormer on their house and they wanted it for 80,000 it will prob cost the contractor 150,000.because some people have champagne taste for a beer pocket. i don't see a problem of using money from one job to the next as long as you have it done by the time it's supposed to be done.
That is how all you contractors get yourselves in trouble and screw the homeowners when you blow through their money....oh yeah, the upcharge clause is another way to manage your cash flow buddy. Unbelievable - the cost of materials is probably::::::$12,000 and for 2 weeks of work you think. My neighbor almost got ripped off by someone like you. He bought his own quality lumber and materials for $8,000 dollars and had the dormer built for $36,500 which was a fair deal.....You contractors think you are entitled to millions using illegal workers and cheap materials, cutting corners to screw your customers. What is the charge for the payout to the inspectors????

Crooks have a nerve calling homeowners cheap, just because we try to prevent contractors from taking us to the cleaners, which is a common practice for your industry.
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Nov 30, 2007
 

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So why doesn't some ripped-off homeowner smash this ginny's face in? What's wrong with people that they accept business people ripping them off.
This guy Calderon isnt a ginny, hes a Columbian, doesnt matter a scumbag is a scumbag no matter the nationality.
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#42
Dec 2, 2007
 
give it a break wrote:
give it a break people are too cheap now a days to pay top dollar for good work they are always looking for a deal... if some one wanted to put a dormer on their house and they wanted it for 80,000 it will prob cost the contractor 150,000.because some people have champagne taste for a beer pocket. i don't see a problem of using money from one job to the next as long as you have it done by the time it's supposed to be done.
didn't u read the article?nothing was done but the foundation and he billed the customer for windows,doors,etc. there is a problem when you are a thief!this guy robs everyone including his own family!the justice system is a joke.he has no license to be in business and no insurance-so BEWARE!
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#43
Dec 2, 2007
 
his company wrote:
his company name was tr builders years ago, he took me for a ride big time
why didn't u take him down?
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#44
Dec 2, 2007
 
Jay Hess wrote:
is Ripo short for "Rip-Off"?
Confiscate HIS house, sell it off at auction, and give these people their money back. Meanwhile, our happy little carpenter can spend some time in the local lock-up building bird houses for 22 cents a day.
'Tis the season to be jolly....
check the foreclosures. he doesn't pay his own bills and yet the system continues to let him walk. i wouldn't let him build a house for MY BIRD!
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#45
Dec 2, 2007
 
Gerry Knight wrote:
His claim to fame is he worked at Peter Kings house
you mean PETER KING the republican congressman ? the congressman who champions against illegal immigrants? funny, if he worked on his house with a crew of illegals who don't speak English or pay taxes! only in AMERICA!
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#46
Dec 2, 2007
 
Gerry Knight wrote:
I went to Seaford High School with this pot smoking burn out. Always was a criminal.
Me too. This guy was born to be in jail. I never liked him, never will. Common criminal who always had a game going on. Enjoy your yard time Tony.
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#47
Dec 2, 2007
 
The guy should consider himself lucky that this wonderful builder would not build in Mastic. Suffolk County is worse then a dirty toilet in a city bus station.
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#48
Dec 2, 2007
 
buster wrote:
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rip off is right...sell everything he has to pay this person back including interest...but like many of these contractors..the house and cars are probably under the wife's name only....happened to me with an alumium siding family in Oceanside...the Husband ripped me off..I know the son and Daughter...the wife has everything under her name...trucks, two family house....land upstate...another house in Freeport.....wish I could give his name so nobody else gets ripped off.....but my attorney found a loop hole...so I will get my money back...if the loop hole was not found......I planned on marching across the street from his house...which is on a very main street in Oceanside with signs....trust me...I would have done it....and still might have too if the loop hole fails....
BEFORE YOU ACCUSE THE WIFE, GET THE
FACTS - THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS THAT HIS OWN HOUSE IS IN FORCLOSURE
AND HIS X-WIFE AND FIVE KIDS WILL BE
HOMELESS SHORTLY, HE STUCK HIS WIFE
WITH ALL THE DEBT!!!!HE BELONGS IN
JAIL WITH THE REST OF THE BOTTOM DWELLERS, HOW MANY OF YOU HAD TO GET
RIPPED (RIPOED) OFF BEFORE YOU SAW HES A THIEF????
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#49
Dec 2, 2007
 
dont pick on the italians,just because most of us are crooks, that doesnot mean the rest of us are honest.when a ginnie screws you, you
know it,just dial wop on your town of hempstead hot line and ask for santino the sauage. ciao baby.
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#50
Dec 2, 2007
 
lets put this matter to rest and ask fatso john loeffels if anthony ripo is crooked. from one crook to another crook.ask daniel casella if anthony ripo is crooked.from one crook to another.ask santino the sauage if anthony ripo is crooked.from one crook to another crook.
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#51
Dec 2, 2007
 
dennis the menace wrote:
lets put this matter to rest and ask fatso john loeffels if anthony ripo is crooked. from one crook to another crook.ask daniel casella if anthony ripo is crooked.from one crook to another.ask santino the sauage if anthony ripo is crooked.from one crook to another crook.
whats your point? This guys got 2 go to the SLAMMER!
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#53
Dec 2, 2007
 
I'm innocent I tell ya. The guy gave me the money to use as I want. The house was about to go up then da cops busted me....wtf?
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#54
Dec 2, 2007
 
I'm innocent! the Italians are always getting screwd

Since: Dec 07

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#55
Dec 2, 2007
 
Ripo here,
I'm innocent I tell ya. I been framed like a picture. The 74 G's was a gift. F this guy with the house. I was going to put it up then da cops busted me. Us poor Italians always getting the short end of the pasta.

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