Officers received a report that a victim had signed a contract for partial paving of a driveway. Upon completion of the job, the contractor had paved her entire driveway and was demanding more money than the actual agreed upon price. The name investigators were given, Frank Small, has an extensive record of similar conduct in both Virginia and Tennessee. Thankfully family members were able to stop payment on the check Mr. Small was given.
Sheriff Charles MacDonald is urging Henderson County residents to use extreme caution when anyone comes to your home with leftover asphalt and says you will be given a real bargain on a new driveway.
It should be noted that reputable paving companies do not go door-to-door selling asphalt and if you experience this situation, please call the Henderson County Sheriff's Office immediately. It appears these type paving companies and contractors prey upon the elderly through intimidation, harassment and manipulation. With Spring coming and the toll that has been taken on driveways this Winter please be careful and cautious should you be approached about purchasing pavement from someone who just appears at your residence with some “extra asphalt”.