Says workers tried to jack up price

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning about a possible driveway-paving scam.

A Garrison resident complained to the sheriff that on April 2, two white males approached the homeowner at his residence and said they were with a paving company and had asphalt “left over” from another job. They offered to pave his driveway for $1,500. When the work was nearly complete, the men demanded $5,500.

Similar incidents were reported last summer in the Rochester area, which led to the arrests of several suspects on charges of “scheme to defraud.”

Putnam Sheriff Robert Langley Jr. said residents should always get the price of services in writing before any work begins and make the company is licensed and reputable. If you suspect fraud, contact Investigator Paul Piazza 845-225-4300, ext. 42252.

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