Ottawa Co. residents warned of driveway sealing scam

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Dustin Gino Nicholas

JAMESTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department is warning area residents of a scam going around in the Hudsonville area.

Investigators say that an 81-year-old Hudsonville couple were scammed of over $3500 last week.  They say that on July 6, the couple was outside their home when a heavy-duty pickup truck pulled into their driveway.  The suspects talked the couple into letting them “re-seal” their driveway for $3,700.  They apparently wouldn’t take ‘no’ for an answer and began spraying a liquid on the driveway.  About an hour later, they demanded a check and after receiving it, they left the scene.

Investigators say the work is sub-par.

One of the suspects was identified through bank records as Dustin Nicholas, 27, from Lake Charles, Louisiana.  The other suspect is described as a large man as well, weighing over 300lbs.  Their vehicle is described as a light-colored full-size pickup truck with no markings, with a small tank and pump sprayer on the back.

Investigators think this scam was also reported in Coloma Township in Berrien County within the past week.

Anyone with information should call Silent Observer at 1-877-88-SILENT or online at MOSOtips.com .

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