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SEALING SCAMMERS: ISP solicits public's help to find alleged driveway sealer con men

July 15, 2014

The Indiana State Police and the Noble County Sheriff Department are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two men, believed to be a father-son duo who have been soliciting their paving services and in doing so, allegedly bilked an elderly couple out of thousands of dollars.

According to Indiana State Police Detective Deven Hostetler, on Wednesday, July 9 two white males were in the Cromwell area when they approached the elderly victims and offered to spray blacktop sealer on top of their gravel driveway. They quoted the couple approximately $200 for the job, but upon its completion, they asked for payment of approximately $2,000.

After they were paid in cash, one of the men used an excuse to go back into the house where it is alleged that he stole an additional amount of cash.

The first man, the older of the two, was described as heavy set with skin tags on his eyelids and the second as possibly being 18-20 years of age. They were said to have been in a red Ford pickup truck with a black tank in the bed. If any citizen has been solicited by these men, or have information as to their identities, they are encouraged to call the Indiana State Police at either (260) 432-8661 or (800) 552-0976, or the Noble County Sheriff Department at (260) 636-2182.

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