Woman reports paving 'scam' to sheriff's office

Woman reports paving 'scam' to sheriff's office

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Wanting to make sure no one else is victimized, a Jonesboro woman told sheriff's deputies a traveling paving company duped her dad out of $2,000.

On Wednesday a man stopped at a home on Craighead County Road 762 and asked the woman's 68-year-old father if he could empty unused pavement in the driveway.

When the elderly man agreed, the woman said the suspect then began talking about how much the job would cost, according to a sheriff's office incident report.

The woman said her dad agreed to pay no more than $3,000 for the work.

When she came home and “saw the mess in the driveway,” the woman called the suspect and demanded a refund.

The suspect came back to the house and gave her $1,000 then asked for his business card and “ripped it up and put the pieces in his pocket,” the report stated.

The suspect was described as a balding, tanned white male in his late 30s to early 40s. He was driving a white Ford F250 pickup truck with “Platinum Paving” decal stickers on the glass.

The woman told the sheriff's office “she wanted to report the incident to make others aware of the scam,” the report stated.

If you feel you have been the victim of a scam, call your local law enforcement office.

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