Trimmer Joseph M. Fusco will serve up to three years in prison for defrauding a customer.
The owner of The Crooked Stitcher in Fort Ann, New York, pleaded guilty in Washington County Court on April 14 to a felony count of fourth-degree grand larceny. Fusco was arrested after a customer complained that he took more than $1,000 to complete a job and never did. He also failed to refund the customer’s money.
True to his shop name, Fusco has a long history of defrauding customers — but he and his wife, Jennie Fusco, say they’ve just had some “bad luck” impacting their ability to complete projects on time.
In 2001, the couple was acquitted of defrauding a customer. In 2008, they were convicted and sentenced to probation. Two years later, another conviction resulted in a stint in state prison, according to The Post Star.
Hopefully, this is the last time they treat customers badly.