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Contractor Who Previous Pleaded Guilty To Theft In Solebury Case Facing New Charges

Patrick Brian Schull in a 2018 mugshot.

A contractor who pleaded guilty to bilking customers and took items from a home in Solebury Township is facing new trouble in Central Bucks County.

Patrick Brian Schull, 56, of Warrington Township, was charged in November by Doylestown Township police with false statements to induce agreement for home improvement services, deceitful business practices, theft by deception, theft, receiving stolen property, and forgery. He was preliminarily arraigned and released on $150,000 unsecured bail by District Judge Mark Douple.

In his latest case, Schull had been accused of walking away from a project he never completed after an agreement was reached in 2021. The homeowner paid Schull $15,300 to complete several projects, including kitchen and bathroom remodeling, according to court papers.

Schull told the homeowner he was working under PBS Home Improvements, authorities alleged in court papers.

While Schull was working in the house, the homeowner noticed pieces of jewelry, a Rolex watch, antiques, and other items went missing, police said.

Investigators were able to uncover items reported stolen had been pawned and sold in 2022 and 2023. Schull received more than $10,000 from the pawn shop, police said.

According to authorities, Schull was not honest with the homeowner when he signed the agreement to do the work.

File photo.

Schull previously pleaded guilty to a 2018 incident where he stopped working on a bathroom project at a home on Aquetong Road in Solebury Township and stole items of value.

He also pleaded guilty to a 2018 Buckingham Township incident where money, jewelry and silver was taken. Schull has previously been hired to do work at the house, police said at the time.

In those cases, Schull was under county supervision and had to repay $14,000 in restitution, according to court dockets.

The latest case involving Schull was first reported by the Bucks County Herald.

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