Authorities Seeking Help to find Fraudulent Contractor

By KBJR News 1

October 18, 2012 Updated Oct 18, 2012 at 7:04 AM CDT

The St Louis County Sheriff's Office is investigating reports of an unlicensed paving contractor working in the Ely and Babbitt areas.

The contractor will offer residents driveway paving and repairs at low prices.

He then performs the work with substandard materials and presents the homeowner with a bill largely exceeding the original estimate.

The contractor operates by using verbal agreements and gives a receipt after his customers pay that offers very little details, along with a fake name and phone number.

Officials are asking anyone in the Ely, Babbitt or Embarrass area to contact authorities if they have been victims of this crime or know the identity of the people involved.

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