Tommy Edward Clack, aka Ed Clark, Tommy Clard and Ed Crabtree
Raleigh, NC-- A man already banned in North Carolina for what the state ruled were excessive charges for paving driveways, may still be working.
In fact, a Greensboro homeowner reported being contacting by the suspect last week.
Friday, the NC Senior Consumer Fraud Task Force issued an alert to warn homeowners about him again. The taskforce said Tommy Edward Clack, also doing business as Ed Clark, Tommy Clark, Ed Crabtree and Crabtree Paving, continues to approach older North Carolina home owners with claims that he has been doing paving jobs for others in the neighborhood. They said he's telling people that he has asphalt material left over, and can pave or repave the home owner's driveway for a highly discounted price.
If the home owner agrees to let him do the work, he and his crew quickly lay asphalt and then demand a high price for the work.
Clack was permanently banned in June 2010 by a NC Judge from offering or providing driveway paving services in North Carolina. Since that time, he has been cited for contempt court twice for violating the court's order. On April 20, 2012, Wake County Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway cited Clack for criminal contempt after receiving evidence that he had done driveway paving jobs for home owners in Knightdale, NC the month before. Judge Ridgeway also entered an order for Clack's arrest on charges related to those crimes.
Prosecutors in Anne Arundel County, Maryland said Clack was due in court there two weeks ago on criminal charges related to his driveway paving activities in that area. Those prosecutors report that Clack requested and received additional time from the Maryland court so that he could raise the money needed to repay Maryland home owners.
Since that time, the Consumer Protection Division of the North Carolina Attorney General's Office has received reports of Clack performing driveway paving for older home owners in Zebulon, Greensboro and Nashville, North Carolina.
The Greensboro homeowner reports that Clack was at his home last Monday.
The state provided the attached picture of Clack, however they said he no longer sports the facial hair.
Anyone who comes into contact with Clack who may be offering driveway paving services in NC or trying to cash homeowners' checks is asked to call local law enforcement as well as Investigator Linda Matthews of the North Carolina Attorney General's Office: 919-716-6000.
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