Dapice, 41, of 14 Laurel Road, Lindenhurst, N.Y., was arrested Jan. 24 on charges of larceny in the second degree of a victim over age 60, home improvement without a certificate of registration, working without a building permit, failure to obtain tax permit, impersonating a registered salesman/contractor and notices in sales agreement in connection with a chimney-cleaning scam, according to the incident report. He was released on $5,000 bond.
He failed to appear in court Oct. 1. Police subsequently charged him with first-degree failure to appear, which is a felony.
He was held in lieu of $35,000 and was scheduled to appear in court Oct. 17.