Cornelius Stanley and his two sons, Joseph and Cornelius Jr. started Red Line Paving in Leesburg and Herndon, Va., in 2009 and traveled across state lines using mobile phones, staying in motels, and making door-to-door sales with claims of leftover asphalt, insisting on cash on completion," according to an article in The Telegraph.
The Stanleys allegedly scammed elderly people by proposing to charge a few hundred dollars to patch up faults in the asphalt in their driveways, claiming to have left over material from another job, then spreading asphalt over a much larger area and demanding up to thousands of dollars in payment — allegedly intimidating homeowners to pay for the shoddy work.
A Monroe homeowner was among the victims in July of 2009, and at 7:56 Tuesday morning the Monroe Police Department served a warrant to Joseph Stanley at court at 172 Golden Hill Street in Bridgeport.
Stanley, 22, of Devonshire Lane in Londonderry, N.H., was charged with offering paving services without a license, contract or required paperwork; offering home repair without a license; failure to furnish buyer with a contract containing a cancellation statement; failure to provide a written three day notice of cancellation; failure to orally inform the buyer of a right to cancel; failure to have a trade name certificate and criminal attempt to commit third-degree larceny.
Stanley was held on $15,000 bond.