Helicopter Service Owner Charged With Deception
Business Based at Blue Knob Airport
Last updated 3/25/2021 at 4:38pm
A Winter Park, Fla., man was in Martinsburg District Court on Thursday, March 18, where he waived multiple felony counts of deceptive business practices to Blair County Court.
James C. Housel, 48, was extradited from Florida to face charges after an investigation by police allegedly turned up deceptive business practices by Housel, doing business as Cove Helicopter at Blue Knob Airport. Police allege he bilked customers out of nearly $200,000.
According to the complaint filed by Freedom Township police, Housel allegedly took money from at least five customers for parts and repairs to their...