Monday, July 6, 2009

Arrest Made in Driveway Scam

A Putnam County man is facing a theft of service charge after allegedly taking money from a woman to pave her driveway and then not completing the job. Sheriff's Deputy Sam Lee served the warrant on 32-year-old Jason R. Coleman of Clover Avenue, Cookeville, after investigating a complaint from a resident of Colonial Drive. The woman claims that Coleman took $50 from her back on June 22 and told her he would return to do the work on her driveway, but never did. Coleman's court date is July 20. But officials have not said that Coleman is the person they suspect in a series of other driveway paving scams. That man, who usually travels with a female companion, is apparently still being sought in connection with about a dozen similar incidents.