Local man pleads not guilty to overch...

Local man pleads not guilty to overcharging for yard work

There are 89 comments on the Bennington Banner story from Apr 27, 2010, titled Local man pleads not guilty to overcharging for yard work. In it, Bennington Banner reports that:

A Bennington, Vt., man pleaded not guilty in Brunswick Town Court to allegations that he took advantage of an elderly New York woman by overcharging her by $50,000 for yard work.

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Brian

East Calais, VT

#1 Apr 28, 2010
David Barber has been ripping elderly people off for years, that is why he does no work in Bennington because everyone knows that he is a crook. A few years ago he got into trouble with the police because he did the same thing to elderly people in Bennington....He's been a great role model for his kids, "Like Father,Like Son"..
silly girl 45

Bennington, VT

#4 Apr 28, 2010
they should be ashamed of themselves. Taking advantage of elderly people. I wonder how he would feel if it were his elderly parents? He would probably wouldnt care for that.

“Smarten up!!”

Since: Apr 10

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#6 Apr 28, 2010
nana says wrote:
The bank reported suspicious deposits? It's only 50,000. He has a business - why would his bank report his deposits? I can see the old lady's bank calling someone -but your own bank? Unless cash was used. The bank thing bothers me since to me banking is private.
I don't know what his game is with ederly people but ederly people are not stupid. I would put the ole lady on the stand and see if she is stupid?
I don't think the word stupid is appropriate here, I believe competent or if she is able to be making her own decision. Did she have an overseer? What work was actually done? The paper reads Mr. Barber talked her into other small jobs, What kind of jobs? This story is vague at best. As for the bank reporting strange deposit that also strikes me as odd.
NRA Life member

Clifton Park, NY

#7 Apr 28, 2010
nana says wrote:
The bank reported suspicious deposits? It's only 50,000. He has a business - why would his bank report his deposits? I can see the old lady's bank calling someone -but your own bank? Unless cash was used. The bank thing bothers me since to me banking is private.
I don't know what his game is with ederly people but ederly people are not stupid. I would put the ole lady on the stand and see if she is stupid?
If yu knew Mr. Barber you would understand.
NRA Life member

Clifton Park, NY

#8 Apr 28, 2010
you*
What a loser

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Apr 28, 2010
What a friggin s c u m bag.
concerned citizen

Bennington, VT

#10 Apr 28, 2010
i do know David Barber sr. and he has been ripping people off for a long time.He has not been able to get work in bennington for quite some time now because of his crooked dealings hear in town.Barber and sons went from bennington to williams town wear people soon caught on to his game.And now he is in New York state.And if he gets out of this one whats next New Hampshire.I hope that the elderly woman that david just rooked has enough money left to sew the pants off barber. I would love to see him loose every thing he got.It would be just a little taste of his own medicine.And to anybody reading this beware of pittbull tree service they are all the same family.
knows everyone involved

Brookline, MA

#13 Apr 28, 2010
concerned citizen wrote:
i do know David Barber sr. and he has been ripping people off for a long time.He has not been able to get work in bennington for quite some time now because of his crooked dealings hear in town.Barber and sons went from bennington to williams town wear people soon caught on to his game.And now he is in New York state.And if he gets out of this one whats next New Hampshire.I hope that the elderly woman that david just rooked has enough money left to sew the pants off barber. I would love to see him loose every thing he got.It would be just a little taste of his own medicine.And to anybody reading this beware of pittbull tree service they are all the same family.
pitbull is not part of the barber family thank you very much. pitbull has enough of their own problems they do not need you making more for them.
left behind

Rochester, VT

#14 Apr 28, 2010
i hope he gets jail time he is the worst person you could meet he willlie to them and make them feel sorry for him by saying his kid just died or bring a bible to the door whatever it takes hes a loser who is taking up to much space in this world he deserves to have nothing he got all his money by rippin old people off and thinks hes a great man for doing it send him to jail and take all he has
Wondering

Dalton, MA

#15 Apr 28, 2010
They scammed an elderly woman in Pittsfield last year as well!
jack

New Haven, CT

#16 Apr 28, 2010
I wouldn't say they cuz he does have his bros workin for him he pays then peanuts and treats them like slaves so he deserves what he gets but i dont think his brothers have anything to do with the money end of the buisness.beware of oldham he is a crook also.

“279ing my way around Benmont”

Since: Nov 08

not here

#17 Apr 28, 2010
Brunswick and Bennington need a lot of free tree work done.$58,000 for 4 pine trees? he must be a TREE SURGEON.......
Army07wife

Birmingham, AL

#18 Apr 28, 2010
This man did work for my mom... I wonder how much he over charged her??? I do know that he lied to her about having a permit to fix her roof...she is now scared that if she says anything that the town is going to come rip her roof off...

Since: Aug 08

Pittsfield

#19 Apr 28, 2010
Army07wife wrote:
This man did work for my mom... I wonder how much he over charged her??? I do know that he lied to her about having a permit to fix her roof...she is now scared that if she says anything that the town is going to come rip her roof off...
The police department is asking anyone who feels they may have been ripped of by this guy to contact them directly.
observer

Williamstown, MA

#20 Apr 28, 2010
Isn't this mindy jo's (newmonter) husband?
Mindy Jo

New Haven, CT

#21 Apr 28, 2010
observer wrote:
Isn't this mindy jo's (newmonter) husband?
No it isn't my brother. He is my brother in-law. I am married to Michael. You people should not be judging a whole family for the accusations against 1 of it's members.
Mindy Jo

New Haven, CT

#22 Apr 28, 2010
I meant No he isn't my husband. I am married to Michael!!!!!!!!!!

Keep my husband out of this. It has nothing to do with him!
Jackson

Albuquerque, NM

#23 Apr 28, 2010
Mindy Jo wrote:
I meant No he isn't my husband. I am married to Michael!!!!!!!!!!
Keep my husband out of this. It has nothing to do with him!
But if they don't include the whole family and the Oldhams and the Pratts they will have nothing to gossip about
observer

Williamstown, MA

#24 Apr 28, 2010
Mindy Jo wrote:
I meant No he isn't my husband. I am married to Michael!!!!!!!!!!
Keep my husband out of this. It has nothing to do with him!
Sorry Mindy jo...in a post earlier last week you said you husband was a tree man...i should have known better...bennington has more barbers than smith brothers have cough drops
Mindy Jo

New Haven, CT

#25 Apr 28, 2010
observer wrote:
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Sorry Mindy jo...in a post earlier last week you said you husband was a tree man...i should have known better...bennington has more barbers than smith brothers have cough drops
Thank you. there is only 5 brothers and not all of them work for or with David. People need not assume anything.

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