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State Police Warn of Driveway Paving Scam

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Rochester: State Police Warn of Driveway Paving Scam
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Homeowners and business owners beware: State police are looking for a person of interest in connection with a traveling pavement company they say is bilking homeowners out of millions of dollars.

State police said J. Stanley, because of his multiple aliases, worked with a paving company operating under different names, such as Century Paving & Driveways, Road One Paving, Patriot Paving, Verizon Paving and Premier Paving.

Authorities said the pavers show up in clean, bright red pickup trucks with Massachusetts plates and tell homeowners they have extra asphalt for paving driveways. The pavers then offer a low-cost quote, come back with a much higher amount and intimidate homeowners into paying.

"They will create an environment of confusion. There usually is no contract involved so the homeowner or business owner expects that it's going to get done professionally, but it doesn't," said Leo Hunter, New York State Police investigator.

The pavers have lawsuits past and present from New Hampshire, Vermont, California, Idaho, and Utah.

State police are asking anyone with similar stories to come forward by contacting them at 585-344-6216.

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