Police have charged a New York family with using their upholstery shop to defraud customers — and it’s not the first time.
The Crooked Stitcher — yes, that’s their actual shop name — allegedly accepted payment to upholster a customer’s boat. One year later and the work was still not complete. After the owner retrieved the boat, he filed a complaint with authorities who investigated and brought criminal charges.
They charged Joseph M. Fusco, 54, and Jennie E. Fusco, 48, of Fort Ann with felony grand larceny and misdemeanor criminal mischief, according to The Post Star. Police charged their son, Joseph F. Fusco, 25, with the same crimes.
If the Fusco family sounds familiar, that’s because we wrote about them in 2012. For more than a decade, customers have accused Joseph M. and Jennie Fusco of accepting payment for work they didn’t complete. The couple even served prison sentences for related crimes.
While Jennie Fusco admits they did not complete jobs in the past, she says this time they’re in the right. “The truth is, they finished the work on that boat and delivered it to him,” she told The Post Star.
What’s more, she says the boat owner still owes the family $3,500.
“I’ve been losing so much business because of this,” Jennie Fusco told the newspaper.
While it’s up to the courts to decide who’s telling the truth, one thing is for sure: If you don’t treat customers right, sooner or later it’ll catch up to you.
UPHOLSTERY MAN says
WOW JOE FUSCO I KNOW THE NAME WELL HERE IN FT.LAUDERDALE AREA FATHER HAS A SHOP HERE W A GOOD REP BUT SON OF 54 NOT SO MUCH AND I HAVE SEEN HES WORK HE DOES HAVE TALENT BUT I BELIEVE HE HEAD IS NOT ALWAYS WERE ITY SHOULD BE
Andrew Narzynski says
I trusted this man to work on my car. Nothing but promises, and asking for more money was All I got. This mans name is mud, and I hope he gets a nice long time to think about it. Now I get to have to pay for it all over again. Justice will be served.
They are STILL at this shit again.