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Report: 82-year-old loses $2K in driveway scam

Published 8:49 am, Thursday, May 1, 2014
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An 82-year-old Veres Street resident reported to police that she was scammed out of $2,000 last weekend.

She told officers Monday that a man came to her house Saturday and told her that he had leftover driveway sealer. He offered to seal her driveway for $200. However, after the work was done, she said, he told her that the job actually cost $4,000, but he would charge her $2,000.

According to the report, she wrote him a check for $2,000, made out to "cash."

Police are investigating leads that they say they have in the case.