Driveway resurfacing scam hits Rutherford County again

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The scams continue in Murfreesboro... An 89-year old Woodmont Drive woman called the police after a man knocked on her door offering a resurfacing service for her home driveway. The woman told police the man told her his name was Joe Lovell, according to the report on file with the MPD.

The report shows that the suspect told her the job would cost $1,200. The victim wrote the subject a check as his crew began to clean the driveway. The man left his crew behind as the cleaning was underway and returned a short time later to tell the victim the re-surfacing truck was on another job and would arrive shortly. He then picked up his two man crew and left the home.

The woman later realized that between the times he left for his two man crew to clean the driveway and the time he returned to tell her the job would soon be complete, he went and cashed her check. The re-surfacing truck never showed up.


To avoid the argument that the driveway scammer simply got busy and did not have time to return to finish the job on the same day, the victim allowed for ample time to have the paid for task completed. In fact, the check was cashed on March 9, 2015. She then waited until May 5, 2015 to file the report.

When the culprit cashed the check, he evidently used his own drivers license to prove his identity at the bank. That being said, an arrest is pending.



MPD Incident #15-8780

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