Virginia secures $150,000 for consumers victimized by alleged home improvement fraud scheme

By Mark Iandolo | Jan 15, 2018

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Jan. 10 that his office has secured $150,000 in restitution for more than 60 consumers who were allegedly defrauded by Sea-Thru Windows Inc., a window seller and installer, and its president and sole owner, Jeffery C. Pesich.

According to allegations, Pesich and his company accepted money from consumers without ever completing work on their homes. After a default judgment order delivered by Virginia Beach Circuit Court Judge Stephen Mahan, the defendants must pay restitution for consumers, as well as pay $110,000 in penalties. They also received a permanent injunction.

"Dozens of Virginians paid Sea-Thru and Pesich hundreds or thousands of dollars for home improvement work, only to see their money disappear without getting the work they were promised," Herring said. "Those who actually received the work they were promised often saw their warranties turn into meaningless words when Sea-Thru and Pesich failed to honor the agreement. I'm glad we were able to secure this court order for restitution, and we will now do everything we can to help these Virginians get back what they are owed."

Handling the case for Virginia was assistant attorney general Geoffrey Ward in Herring's consumer protection section.

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