Charges Filed In LI Chimney Sweep Scam

Charges Filed In LI Chimney Sweep Scam

There are 329 comments on the WCBSTV.com story from Feb 3, 2006, titled Charges Filed In LI Chimney Sweep Scam. In it, WCBSTV.com reports that:

A chimney sweep and his helper pleaded not guilty Thursday to grand larceny and other charges after a prosecutor said they scammed mostly elderly customers into getting unnecessary and expensive repairs.

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How did he

Greencastle, PA

#336 Jul 27, 2013
Get a suffolk county license now on long island to do business
I C every move U Make wrote:
oh bOY !!
now these two guys have to be the stupidest people on the planet!
they just got busted not too long ago/
a SUPER senoir citizen calls up for an - INSPECTION -
right there bells and whistles should have went off like if you missed it youre deaf and blind[
and they try it again\
what a couple of dick bags] they deserve to be sitting in jail=
that KEARNS name is ringing a bell so I made a call to someone who has his ear to the pavement
and this guy i trust with my life and is also in the chimney field.
he is one of only a handful of great technicians that can do just about any job but
you know damn well KEARNS N Co/ are going to rott in jail/ his own family even if they could bail him out wouldnt
not just because all of them are also rotting in jail.
But for other reasons] you know \ you stole my dope /| you stole my crack kind of stuff
Your typical family arguments.
These guys are real low lives from what I am being told]
mven the daughter?\ sister is a thief too>
my source is telling me she stole checks AND JEWLERY from her previous boss and cashed them with her own I>D
GENIUS FAMILY THERE!
PURE GENIUS ACROSS THE BOARD??
yOU KNIOW WHAT THE FUNNIEST PART IS /
tHEY WILL FALL FOR THE SAME THING NEXT TIME THEY GET OUT/
they are so dumb they will fall for the exact same sting the very next day as if it never even happened.
CLIFF and CLIFF JR when you get out of jail you will be reading this and you will be so embarrased to show your faces around this town and we all hope you just move away
far far away and take your thief daughter or sister with you that filthy pig that she is
your whole family is pure scum of the earth
when you go take that other chimney scammer JAY Z with you
and also take BOBBY G
also take Bobby Cirilo
and also take Dave R
if i see any of you guys in the street i am going to smack the crap out of you on sight because you need to prey on the old and weak i hope when you are old and weak someone robs you all
you guys have all been put on notice if i hear of you scamming anyone and i hear everything and see everything i will out you right here and not just right here
i will go to your company because i know where you all are and i will smack your boss because he knows you can not do a 5500 job in 45 minutes using 2o feet of liner you dam scum bags
you know what i might just go there and smack him for the hell of it because he robbed a friend of mine
when you see me coming well i will just end it there
thank you and good morning
Cal

Glen Cove, NY

#337 Dec 30, 2013
New chimney sweep scam and it's incorrigible. They now call and say you made an appointment and are hard core about it. You tell them no and they don't stop. You hang up then get a second call. Being elderly seniors may not remember what they said to who, they are easily manipulated. When I told her absolutely no appointment was made and this is a scam, she told me to go ****myself and called me the N word. Last I checked I was white. The point is that this is insidious. I called the police and made a report. I gave the police the number on the caller ID. I feel badly for reputable chimney companies that have to answer for the actions of these criminals.
Badtothebone

United States

#338 Dec 30, 2013
First off the N word should be expected with a name like Cal,(Calvin) OK. Now no crime was committed and you call them all criminalz thatz slander Yo!
PCHARMIN

Shirley, NY

#339 Jan 26, 2014
john wrote:
<quoted text>, I am tired of hearing about the elderly being scammed if they are not competent to make basic decisions they should not be left unassisted, Where are there family's, usually waiting for the lawyers call and what there going to get
wow talk about judgementle maybe their kids don't live close . beside many people of all
ages get scammed by these people . you sound like the first person who they could scam ,
if you need a sweep are you going to climb up on the roof to see if your cap and pipes are in good condition before they get there NO your going to take their word for it . I'm in a related business and see this all the time. people call and asked if we provide this service , when we say yes and tell them it's 150.00 ,we always hear the other guy I called said it was only 30. or 40 dollars . YES and when he gets there and does a half ass job and tells you your cap is rusted and falling apart ,or your in danger of a chimney fire and might burn your house down because the pipes are rusted thru ,but he will reline it for 600.00 . most people get it done .these guys work on commission and could not servive doing the job for that kind of money . if your in business between salaries ,insurance , workers comp , and taxes you can't even start your truck up for 30 , 40 dollars . some people go with them because that's what they can afford ,others because their cheap (the people not the service ) but remember
YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR
marie ct

Ronkonkoma, NY

#340 Apr 29, 2014
please beware of chimney scams from longisland that come on the ferry to ct to scam us home owners had a company called diamond duct a straight scam the guys name was jim was trying to charge me $1,800 for
nothing my chimney is perfect but kept saying i need a liner once i told him i had know money he packed his tools and left my neighbor said they never got on my roof he was watching so we called our local police and made a report it just makes me sick to think they are people doing such
a thing like this ...
hahahah

Bohemia, NY

#341 Apr 12, 2016
Don Owner Maximum wrote:
Here is an easy answer to everyone's concerns. Just make sure that the company is reputable. it is 2013 we have access to a huge online database. You as a consumer can determine wether or not a company is reputable by a simple click of the mouse. Check angies list, home advisor, the bbb, the nfpa, the ncsg. consumers for complaints. Check everything possible. I can't stand these companies that give the good one's a bad name but there is something people can do about it and thats be more aware. I mean there are certain things i don't agree make you a scammer. Like one for instance that is a sales tactics used. Like same day deals. This does not make you a scammer i mean everybody from services to stores to car dealers use that. its just a way to gain your business. It's when the crooks force you into doing something by scare tactics when there is nothing there thats when you have to watch out. I pride myself in my company, my work and my employees. Most companies only take care of themselves and thats whats wrong with this industry and others. As a consumer don't let this stop you from getting services that are needed because there is nothing more scary than the media. My final word to everyone is Keep safe and be aware. Don Ulrich Maximum Energy Savers Inc. WWW.MAXIMUMENERGYSAVER.COM
Maximum energy savers - forcing their employees to accept pay by electronic transfter, when , legally, they must offer check payment as well.
doozie

Bohemia, NY

#344 Apr 13, 2016
marie ct wrote:
please beware of chimney scams from longisland that come on the ferry to ct to scam us home owners had a company called diamond duct a straight scam the guys name was jim was trying to charge me $1,800 for
nothing my chimney is perfect but kept saying i need a liner once i told him i had know money he packed his tools and left my neighbor said they never got on my roof he was watching so we called our local police and made a report it just makes me sick to think they are people doing such
a thing like this ...
This is not a reply to this comment. I'm adding to my notes at the bottom. Universal roofing and chimney is the company in Moriches I was referring to. Their address is on Barnes Rd., the first driveway after the Sunrise Hwy. overpass. You pull in the driveway and bear right. follow the building around left, and then pull up to the next part of the building. Located in old dilapidated shacks, this building only has 3 1/2 walls! I was very disappointed that this wasnot an office job, as advertised. and guess what? He's still advertising for the same job as an office job! He thinks it's an office job because you're working in an office. You want to convince the person to get work done. that's telemarketing bozo. Stop lying!
bilked

Bohemia, NY

#347 Apr 15, 2016
doozie wrote:
<quoted text>
This is not a reply to this comment. I'm adding to my notes at the bottom. Universal roofing and chimney is the company in Moriches I was referring to. Their address is on Barnes Rd., the first driveway after the Sunrise Hwy. overpass. You pull in the driveway and bear right. follow the building around left, and then pull up to the next part of the building. Located in old dilapidated shacks, this building only has 3 1/2 walls! I was very disappointed that this wasnot an office job, as advertised. and guess what? He's still advertising for the same job as an office job! He thinks it's an office job because you're working in an office. You want to convince the person to get work done. that's telemarketing bozo. Stop lying!
Nice to see that this site removed all the names, addresses and telephone numbers of all the chimney telemarketing places I've been to.
Enoch
#348 Apr 19, 2016
jeff wrote:
Anyone who thinks they can get a honest chimney sweep for $20 deserves to be scammed I mean really would you go to someones house climb on their roof and sweep their chimney then suck out all the soot ,pay for advertizing ,and insurance etc all for $20 I don`t think so.When in need of chimney work only use C.S.I.A certified sweeps to insure professional service.
I agree 2 guys drive up in a truck, take out ladders and tools than go on the roof that alone is $ 100 atleast. These cheap skates are gonna get the old fashioned gas station treatment. Fill your tank and check your engine fluids maam,, they pretend to be checking the oil and pouring it in, than they show you empty cans & charge you for over priced make believe oil and fluids.

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