Deputies Say 'Paving Company' Is Scam...

Deputies Say 'Paving Company' Is Scamming the Elderly

There are 115 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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ann

Aiken, SC

#105 Feb 29, 2012
tommy wrote:
I am a irish traveler from (murphy village) n. augusta. Those people arrested in the paving scam are not afiliated with us, not even irish. Everybody gives the blame to us anyway. If we were all bad and scammers we would all be in jail not in our homes
NO that's not true because it takes YEARS to catch people like you. You con artists are great at ripping people off and getting away with it. That is why you are not in jail YET
Shop local

Dallas, TX

#113 Aug 3, 2012
If the good apples know about the bad apples why do they not take care of the problem from with in the clan. Wouldn't this be more effective and bring better light on the travellers? The bad ones always outweigh the good. The ITs have a bad rap as it is. Due to the actions of a few. They way you folks wanna stay private, keep outsiders out. Then knock the known scammers down. There are good and bad in all communities. Bust there azz back to running a shovel.
gypsy boy

United States

#114 Aug 4, 2012
U people who run us travelers down,just wish you had the gift to do it.but you dont thats why you work in factorys.if elderly people hire me to pave there drive,then there kids get mad and call the sheriff.then i have to pay some or all of the job back.answer me this who screwed who?im sorry i think ederly peple are smarter than they let on.its just easy for them to say.OH I GOT TAKEN!!!......
Shop local

Dallas, TX

#115 Aug 5, 2012
As I stated if there are people pulling scams and you know it. You should put a stop to it. It will only help your own business if you run a straight and honest business. But why is it that people from all over say they are getting scammed. There has to be some truth to it.

I know not all ITs are scammers, there are guys running good crews and job sites. My hat is off to those men. The scammers that are truly pulling bad jobs are scum bags that bring bad light on everybody.

And why go buy a loads of asphalt and then start knocking on doors saying you have left overs or material from a job that was canceled? Knock and say we are in the area we are a good crew I see your drive is in need of repair and go from there.

I live in North Texas and have had ITs knock on my door with the exact same line back in about 92or93. They did a great job they did put down more than agreed apron and jacked the price up. I was a bit mad about it at the time but glad its still paved today. They did good work.

I'm just saying be honest and upfront from the start. They knew they had enough material to do what they did and knew they planed to do more than agreed on. Anyway from the start be honest.
barhurl

Abbeville, SC

#116 Jan 4, 2013
WEIRD IRISH TRAVELER wrote:
These conk lickers are weird. I went into the neighborhood the other day and they offered me $5,000 to have relations with their daughter. Sick stuff.
Im not a Traveler but do busiess at Murphy Village. Never have I had anything weird happen there. I have been stopped and asked if I needed help but never a problem other than some of the young boys pulled up my for sale sign I had on a lot there.There are good and not so good people in any community, same is true for Murphy Village.
itzwitchy

Durham, NC

#117 Mar 11, 2013
SOMEONE WHO KNOWS wrote:
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I KNOW MANY GYPSIES PERSONALLY AND THEY ALL ARE THE SAME. SCAMMERS AND RIP OFF ARTISTS. THEY ARE ALL UNEDUCATED AND BRAG HOW THEY TAKE US TO THE BANK! THEY DO BULLSHIT JOBS. YOU ARE ALL THE SAME. YOU MIGRATE TO THE SOUTH CARRYING ALL YOUR MACHINERY WITH YOU LIKE A TRAVELING CIRCUS. YOUR A JOKE.
I FIRST HAND HAVE HEARD HOW THE GYPSIES TALK ABOUT US BRAGGING HOW THEY SCAMMED ANOTHER FAMILY AND HOW THEY CANT WAIT TO GO TO FLORIDA AND DOWN SOUTH TO MAKE THEIR MONEY AN THEN SPEND IT ON CRUISES AND VACATIONS ETC. I CAN SAY THIS FIRSTHAND BECAUSE I HAVE CHILDREN WHO ARE FRIENDS WITH THEM AND THEY HAVE NO IDEA I AM REPEATING THIS INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE.
I HAVE LITERALLY HEARD THEM EXPLAIN TO ONE OF MY CHILDREN HOW THEY SCAM PEOPLE AND TRAVEL ALL OVER THE US.
GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM ITS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE YOUR WORK IS DONE HERE
THEY GO MAINLY BY THE NAMES..... YOUNG, STANLEY, COOPER, HARRISON, WELLS, WILLIAMS.
Those are all English Traveller names, not IT's. Get your tribes straight.
Big Steve

Bismarck, ND

#118 May 3, 2013
Why are you still on here talking? Your letting the law know everything
Joplin boy

Minot, ND

#120 Sep 28, 2014
Moosh lol the guys from Hannibal has molested the Romany can't,they claim to be gypsys but they are all just ex hired men at best there dads was ex hired men,none of them are real travellers! That's a fact! There might be a couple half Breeds at best?
Matoopi

Toledo, OH

#121 Nov 6, 2014
Bailys Paveing and ips have ripped more people off in North Dakota and the attorney genral won't do jack diddly but I have as one of there trucks sit in South Dakota as I quited working with them as I know what the Ben doing ain't right and you can go to van hook travel plaza see short work the do Chevy garage got ripped in new town aswell
Rebar

Phoenix, AZ

#122 Mar 18, 2015
Matoopi wrote:
Bailys Paveing and ips have ripped more people off in North Dakota and the attorney genral won't do jack diddly but I have as one of there trucks sit in South Dakota as I quited working with them as I know what the Ben doing ain't right and you can go to van hook travel plaza see short work the do Chevy garage got ripped in new town aswell
I am waiting on them to come back and they are in trouble! Steve Bailey ripped off my grandmother and grandfather and when he gets back to North Dakota I will have him taken care of!
Big steve

Phoenix, AZ

#123 Mar 19, 2015
Matoopi wrote:
Bailys Paveing and ips have ripped more people off in North Dakota and the attorney genral won't do jack diddly but I have as one of there trucks sit in South Dakota as I quited working with them as I know what the Ben doing ain't right and you can go to van hook travel plaza see short work the do Chevy garage got ripped in new town aswell
if you know what is good for everyone you will just stop before anyone's feelings gets hurt!
Mato

Chatham, IL

#124 Mar 26, 2015
arkansas pissd off wrote:
steve baily will be wearing cement shoes soon.
Keep a eye out home depot haveing good sale on rapid dry ready mix
lmao

Glendale, AZ

#125 Mar 26, 2015
Mato wrote:
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Keep a eye out home depot haveing good sale on rapid dry ready mix
What did they do to make them deserve cement shoes if I might ask?
Paving scam

Glendale, AZ

#126 Mar 26, 2015
The Gormans have killed mark bucklands mother Inlaw to collect life insurance and it is kinda strange because the bucklands was in North Dakota most of all last summer staying in one or more rv parks with Irish travellers and heard they was very good friends! So what is these people up to now?
Avery

Newalla, OK

#127 Mar 28, 2015
Mark buckland was in staying in a rv park in Minot North Dakota along with several irish travellers last summer ,the rough rider rv park is where they was staying and there was atleast 100 travellers around the minot area who will be coming back this summer to pull off scams! Maybe the police should start looking into unsolved homicides in the state of North Dakota and start investigating all of these irish travellers and who knows maybe they can solve some cold cases because fromall I been reading these people will do anything to anyone if they get in there way!

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