Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Driveway Scam Update

No it's not a typo. One day after Cookeville police warned local residents to be aware of driveway paving scams, a Putnam County resident reported a similar incident to the sheriff's department. The homeowner on Lake Valley Drive says that a man and woman came to his home earlier this month and offered to seal his driveway. A price of $250 was agreed upon for the service, and the male suspect asked for $50 upfront in order to buy materials. The victim gave him that money in cash and later wrote a check to the female suspect in the amount of $100, but says the work was never done. Authorities say they have the names of the people they believe are pulling the driveway scams and expect to be able to prosecute them.