East Windsor police warn of paving scam - WFSB 3 Connecticut

East Windsor police warn of paving scam

Posted: Updated:
(WFSB file photo) (WFSB file photo)
EAST WINDSOR, CT (WFSB) -

Police in East Windsor sought to warn residents about a national paving scam that may have made an appearance in town.

They said on Tuesday, they received a report of the scam on Skinner Road in the Broad Brook section of town.

The victim told police that an older male came to her house sand said he had leftover asphalt from a job. The man then asked her if she would like him to put it down on her gravel driveway.

The woman agreed.

A black dump truck dropped material down in her driveway and drove away. An excavator then arrived to pack down the material.

Police said two younger males were involved at that point.

The crew then asked the victim for a $3,500 check made out to "Jacob Stanley."

The scammers did not provide a receipt or give a company name.

Police said they believe the crew was part of a nationwide scam involving the Stanleys who have scammed people throughout New England.

They provide a link to the Better Business Bureau's website, which had a warning about this kind of scam. Check it out here.

Copyright 2016 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.