DANBURY, Conn. -- A third person has been arrested in connection with a driveway-paving scheme in Danbury that targeted older residents and charged them exorbitant prices for shoddy work.
According to the Danbury Police, Rodney T. Cooper, of Latham, N.Y., turned himself in to Danbury police after a warrant was issued for his arrest. In the case, the company he was working for charged a 71-year-old Danbury resident $5,875 to pave his driveway, police said. According to police, the driveway began to crumble and come apart with the first rain.
Cooper was charged with second-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit second-degree larceny. He was released on $10,000 bail.
Danbury Police Det. Chris Carroccio said that Jaime Young, 39, turned herself in to the Danbury Police Department on a warrant on June 22. Young was charged with second-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny. She was held on $10,000 bail.
She is accused, along with Dean Cooper, 34, of Winchester, Ky., and Rodney Cooper, of operating Affordable Paving business without a business license.
Dean Cooper, who was held on $10,000 bail, was charged with second-degree larceny and second-degree conspiracy to commit larceny, police said.
Carroccio said the fact that the company was unlicensed is what made the operation illegal. Otherwise, it would be considered a civil matter, he said.
Police are continuing the investigation in conjunction with the state Consumer Protection Agency.