Brown County Sheriff’s Office: Sheriff warns citizens of paving contractors

Herald Report

According to Brown County Sheriff John Merchant, the Brown County Sheriff’s office has been informed by residents in the northern part of the county that they have been approached by people wanting to pave/asphalt their driveways.

“There are two males driving a dark colored four-door pickup,” Merchant said. “Residents are being told that they need a $500 cash deposit to buy material and to schedule the work. They promise to have a crew on site within the next few weeks, weather permitting. When asked for a card or company information, the residents were told they did not have information with them but would bring back at a later date and a contract would be mailed to the resident with all the details.”

Merchant said there is limited information as to a license plate, but it appeared to be out of state.

He reminds residents to make sure they are dealing with credible contractors when hiring a job done.

“They should be able to provide you identification, references and information about their company upon request,” Merchant said. “If you have been approached by these people, please contact your local law enforcement at once.”

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