Deputies Say 'Paving Company' Is Scam...

Deputies Say 'Paving Company' Is Scamming the Elderly

There are 114 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from Jan 17, 2008, titled Deputies Say 'Paving Company' Is Scamming the Elderly. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

Newberry County deputies say they've made 11 arrests in connection with a paving scam that's mostly targeting the elderly.

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Steve bailey

United States

#61 Aug 3, 2008
I amsteve bailey in north Dakota and laying asphalt and scamming old peopole so he'll with yous
sanders

United States

#62 Aug 3, 2008
if it sounds to good to be true, it is. people need to take responsibility for their actions. call the better buisness people or your local police and check the people out.
asphalt layers

Elmwood Park, IL

#63 Aug 7, 2008
If you have all the right equipment to do the jobs right its ridiculous to scam anyone. i go door to door. do the jobs right and make plenty of money to support my family. Theres alot of young peoples comments on here bragging of scams its nonsense their fathers were probley alcholics that didnt teach them any better and they will be in prison. anyone experienced at selling door to door knows that unless an elderly person has dementia or alzeimers disiese, elderly people are harder to get to a driveway for than a person aged 35-60 that can make sense in what you are saying. you young kids thinking that it is funny are giving everyone a bad name and should grow up
Ray Cooper

Cambridge, MA

#64 Aug 29, 2008
i go door to door with left over assfalt all the time and never ever scam anyone ever. Suire some pepoles are not happy with my work i;ll pay them back some and move on. i also travel alot and work 7 days a week the money is good and i charge fare prises
stanley

Oxford, PA

#65 Sep 30, 2008
i dont understand how you can judge 1 person and compare them to every other in that group, meaning some are ripp offs and scam artist and yes most gypsies do asphalt work ,but did you ever go out in the 100 degree heat and lay tons and tons of hot asphalt, its not easy work, my husband and sons do it every day , i think they deserve to be paid for the work they do, talk about ripping people off try to get a building contractor to put a deck on your house or a fence around your yard and they are charging thousand and thousand of dollars but i never hear anything said about the rednecks going around ripping people off or the hillbillys ripping people off , just the gypsies, most are hard working people working by the sweat of their brows, and i think it is so rude for a non gypsy calling names to gypsies, if we were black would you go around calling us the N word? you know what i mean!!!! are all italians in the mafia ? are all blacks gangsters..... are all polish dumb polocks???? stop judging all of us gypsies for the ignorance of some, that is raciest!!!!!!!!
Red

Summerville, SC

#66 Sep 30, 2008
Come a knocking on my Mama's door with a scam, and she'll fill your buttocks with bird shot. Whooeee!
crash

United States

#67 Oct 1, 2008
stanley wrote:
i dont understand how you can judge 1 person and compare them to every other in that group, meaning some are ripp offs and scam artist and yes most gypsies do asphalt work ,but did you ever go out in the 100 degree heat and lay tons and tons of hot asphalt, its not easy work, my husband and sons do it every day , i think they deserve to be paid for the work they do, talk about ripping people off try to get a building contractor to put a deck on your house or a fence around your yard and they are charging thousand and thousand of dollars but i never hear anything said about the rednecks going around ripping people off or the hillbillys ripping people off , just the gypsies, most are hard working people working by the sweat of their brows, and i think it is so rude for a non gypsy calling names to gypsies, if we were black would you go around calling us the N word? you know what i mean!!!! are all italians in the mafia ? are all blacks gangsters..... are all polish dumb polocks???? stop judging all of us gypsies for the ignorance of some, that is raciest!!!!!!!!
Perhaps, we are rude. Maybe, we should not generalize by saying "asphalter" or "Gypsies", but when the individuals arrested and successfully prosecuted for fraud proudly call themselves "Gypsy" what would you suggest we call them?

It would be different if the "many" were being judged by the actions of the "few". We are not talking about "1 person" here. We are talking about a large population of individuals who take great pride in ripping off the elderly. Just read the past posts, or just wait and see how long it takes for them to post and brag. It won't be long.

Unfortunately, the majority of the asphalters (at least in this area)are scam artists. There are some honest crews that earn every penny that they receive, hopefully, your family is such a crew. It is hard work and if they do the job correctly, they have nothing to be ashamed of.

The reason you have not read anything on this particular topic relating to "rednecks or hillbillies" is because it is about Asphalt Scams. If you would like to talk about how worthless rednecks and hillbillies are, start a seperate topic.
this soobian is munya

Winnipeg, Canada

#69 Oct 13, 2008
i find all of this to be total nonsence gratch me wen im tharyan there no such thing as asphalt scam artists you got it all wrong its paving firms that are going out of buisness who go around offering cheap deals on driveways do bad work then blame the travlers and ronichil
The Police

Cambridge, MA

#70 Nov 13, 2008
Where is George Stanley, the fraudulant paving scammer who was arrested several times in California, Idaho and ripped off dozens of good citizens of the fine state of Washington? Apparently, the California authorities, several law enforcment juristictions and now the feds are looking for him.
yea right

Philadelphia, PA

#71 Nov 25, 2008
break it of in them if you can times are hard
K-BOY

Westborough, MA

#72 Nov 25, 2008
I THINK THAT ALL YOU PEOPLE THAT THINK YOUR A SCAM ARTIST CUZ WE RY TO WORK. WE HAVE TOEAT TO MAN. ITS HARDER TO SELL WORK DOOR TO DOOR. YOUS ARE ALL JUST MAD CUZ YOU WORK FOR 7.00 DOLLARS AN HOUR. LOOSERS!!!!!!!!
k*boy
tommy

Myrtle Beach, SC

#73 Dec 11, 2008
curious wrote:
<quoted text> shut the f up you scumbag sorry its people like you that give you a bad name lowlife
you dont even know who your talking about. i bet your a lowlife and every time you stub your toe or things are always going wrong just remember you ask"d for it.congradulations you have got the GYPSY CURSE for life
Travis Wheatley

Cambridge, MA

#74 Jan 27, 2009
curious wrote:
<quoted text> shut the f up you scumbag sorry its people like you that give you a bad name lowlife
You said it!
irish traveler

Minneapolis, MN

#75 Jan 28, 2009
hi i just read the full story about this and none of the names that were arrested were any irish travlers i have never heard of any of those guys names and ive lived here for 32 years and none of them are irish ...yeah there are bad eggs in this group but there are more honest and hard workers that work for the same people for years ....the irish travelers here are like every one else there are bad people and there are good and just because there are bad ones in the group doesnt mean everyone is ....so you need to get the facts straight about those mens names and addresses because there no where near the north augusta area....ty
Travelin man

Cambridge, MA

#76 Jan 29, 2009
A tip o the stetson to you, Irish Traveler
big STEVE

AOL

#77 Mar 12, 2009
They never came close,It was smooth as butter,you all didn't give me the credit i deserved,i am untouchable,Now i got people wantin to work with me and stuff,THIS IS THE LAST TIME I WILL GET ON THE COMPUTER AND DEFEND MYSELF AGAIN! I don't even know how to use a computer,and if i did say anything to make anyone mad remember,i was drunk and never ment it,life is to short for everyone to stay mad at me when you know what happend to jr,i am going to stop drinking,so it's over O.K
big STEVE

AOL

#78 Mar 12, 2009
i know up top ther that aint the police.hes trying to use big words to scare everybody,ha ha,i know you aint the police,this is the last time i get on here because i cant even turn one of these on,its over forget it o.k i was drunk so that dropps the charges down right there!
Travis Wheatley

Cambridge, MA

#79 Mar 18, 2009
big STEVE wrote:
They never came close,It was smooth as butter,you all didn't give me the credit i deserved,i am untouchable,Now i got people wantin to work with me and stuff,THIS IS THE LAST TIME I WILL GET ON THE COMPUTER AND DEFEND MYSELF AGAIN! I don't even know how to use a computer,and if i did say anything to make anyone mad remember,i was drunk and never ment it,life is to short for everyone to stay mad at me when you know what happend to jr,i am going to stop drinking,so it's over O.K
big Steve, you are the big cheese. I'd consider it an HONOR to work for you!
Half Irish

Albemarle, NC

#81 Apr 27, 2009
They give hardworking Irish people a bad name!
A person from there

Minneapolis, MN

#82 May 12, 2009
hey well every perosn isnt the same yes there might be some sma artist but there is some every where not just in our community you make us out to be badder then what we are we have ppl here that is well respected as of myself but you should judge us all by what you see from one

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