Police investigate home repair scam attempt
NORTH AURORA – North Aurora police continue to investigate an attempted home repair scam that occurred Jan. 19.
The incident happened about 10:30 a.m. in the 100 block of South River Road at the home of a 78-year-old woman. According to North Aurora police, a man came to the woman’s door and offered to repair her driveway by fixing the cracks and resurfacing the driveway with a “new type of coating,” not blacktop.
He said the work would cost $1,000 and would come with an eight-year guarantee.
When the woman was going to write a check for the repairs, the man told the woman the work would cost $200 more “to cover taxes” if she paid by check, police said. The woman agreed to go to the bank to get the cash.
The woman went to the bank, leaving her adult son to watch the repairs, police said. They left right after the woman left, promising to come back Monday to complete the repairs, but they never returned. No payment was made and nothing appeared to be missing from the woman’s home, police said.
The subjects were described as a white man, 40 to 50 years old, medium height wearing a cap and sunglasses; a white male in his late 20s, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall with a cap and a white man in his late 20s, very thin, wearing a hooded shirt with the hood up. He also had wires or some type of dental device sticking out of his mouth, police said.