Broome County paving scam

By Anna Norris

Broome County paving scam

June 11, 2014 Updated Jun 12, 2014 at 11:58 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) One man is charged with grand larceny after he is accused of taking thousands for a paving job and never completing the work.

The Broome County Sheriff’s Office arrested Theodore Cooper, 31, of Nichols.

According to deputies, Cooper, representing Cooper Paving, is accused of taking $6,200 from a Town of Union resident for blacktop paving and didn't complete the work.

The sheriff’s office is warning the community about Cooper Paving and others that stop at your house and offer to provide blacktop services.

Deputies said these people are typically running scams in which they do poor quality work and overcharge consumers. Scammers often prey on the elderly.

The sheriff's office urges people to seek references from companies doing home repairs.

Cooper was taken to the Broome County Jail and held without bail.

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