Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Possible Roofing Scam

On today’s date, 08-04-10, at approximately 1445 hours, Sgt. Wayne Trapp and Ofc. Kyle Jones with the Frederick Police Department responded to the 600 block of Fairview Ave. in regards to suspicious persons doing roofing on a home. Sgt. Trapp arrived to locate two males doing roofing work. Due to the poor workmanship of the roofing work and lack of licensing, Sgt. Trapp suspected that the roofers were taking advantage of the elderly resident and charging outrageous rates for unnecessary work. Sgt. Trapp was able to retrieve the resident’s money.

Sgt. Trapp is asking that anyone who has had contact with two Hispanic males driving a white GMC pick-up truck displaying Florida license plates solicinting residents for roofing or paving jobs to contact him at 301-600-1258. The suspects in this case have been identified and advised not to do any more work until properly licensed. Charges against the two individuals are being considered in this case. Sgt. Trapp would also like to advise all of the residents of the City of Frederick to always check to see that contractors are properly licensed in the State. Residents who have concerns are welcome to request police assistance should they feel that they are involved in a possible scam. Residents may also call the Better Business Bureau to ascertain whether or not contractors have pending complaints and whether they are licensed and in good standing with the State.

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