Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz is warning residents of an asphalt scam by two men named Bill Boswell and Teddy Lee. Lutz says the two are suspected of running fake businesses called "Asphalt Construction" and "A-1 Paving." Lutz says the two men have been traveling across the nation, making stops in Ohio and right here in Muskingum County going door-to-door asking residents if they need their driveway re-paved.
"They try to basically convince them to let them put it down without quoting a price," Lutz explained. "They get so far and people see what they're doing and kind of stop them and say , 'hey how much is this going to cost?' and then they over charge them for it."
On top of cheating people out of money, Lutz says the suspects don't finish the job. The two men are known to target the elderly, and have addresses in multiple states.
"Spring and summer will be coming hopefully pretty soon and we want to make sure before that happens, that if these people are seen or these names are used in the community to contact Detective Wilson."
If you have been scammed by Asphalt Construction or A-1 Paving, you are urged to contact Detective Wilson at 740-452-3637 EXT 6019.