A person of interest is being sought in an incident of home improvement fraud.
Marshall County Sheriff’s deputies say a local resident was contacted about having a driveway sealed. The person of interest would not provide any type of estimate for the work other than a price per gallon. The resident was led to believe that only a few gallons would be used, according to a news release.
The person of interest completed the work, but allegedly overcharged the resident.
If you believe you may have fallen victim to the same type of incident, call the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department at (574) 936-3187. A picture of the person of interest is included in this story on our website at www.wkvi.com, although there may be others soliciting the same type of work. The person of interest has told victims his name is Chris Young, but this may be a false name. The suspect vehicle was described as a black full-sized pickup truck.
Marshall County investigators encourage you to obtain a written price quote or contract or check with the Better Business Bureau to see if you are dealing with a legitimate company.