DANBURY, Conn. -- A New York woman has been arrested in connection with a driveway paving scheme that ripped off older Danbury residents by performing poor work at exorbitant prices, according to the Danbury Police Department.
Det. Chris Carroccio said that Jaime S. Young, 39, turned herself into the Danbury Police Department on a warrant on June 22. She is accused, along with Dean Cooper, 34, of Winchester, Ky. , of charging a 71-year-old resident $5,000 to pave his driveway, in addition to operating an illegal driveway paving company, police said.
Carroccio said the company was operating without a license and were targeting older residents.
"They would charge high prices and then within 30 days the paving would begin crumbling and coming apart," he said.
Carroccio said the fact that the company, operating under the name Affordable Paving, was unlicensed is what made the operation illegal. Otherwise, it would be considered a civil matter, he said.
Young was charged with second-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny. She is being held on $10,000 bail. Additional arrests are expected, police said.
The arrests are the result of a continuing investigation by Danbury Police and the Connecticut Consumer Protection into illegally operating driveway paving companies.