Knoxville PD: Be Aware of Driveway Repair Scams. | #scams | #elderlyscams
The Knoxville Police Department is asking the public for help identifying and locating a subject accused of bilking elderly residents out of money for phony repair work. On Monday, May 3rd, a male subject who identified himself as Jeremy T. Johnson claimed he worked for Johnson Blacktopping and talked elderly residents into letting him reseal cracks in a driveway. He told homeowners it would cost $500. He then resealed a blacktop driveway without the owner’s consent and went on to charge the residents $3,300. The subject then went on to talk the residents into letting him trim a tree and charged them an additional $3,500. The tree limb belonged to a neighbor – according to Knoxville Police. The tall, white male subject is described as balding with a dark tan and is accompanied by another white male. Knoxville Police provided a photo of one of the individuals. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Galesburg Public Safety Building at (309) 343-9151.