Thousands of dollars returned to asphalt scam victims
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's attorney general said his office is delivering checks totaling $184,800 to 18 victims of a driveway asphalting scam.
Many of the victims are elderly, and all overpaid for driveway repairs which AG Buddy Caldwell said involved shoddy work and poor materials. At least one victim paid around $32,500.
A judge ordered the scammers, Billy B. Densmore II and Derrick Johnson, to pay full restitution last month. They were convicted of defrauding consumers in Louisiana and Texas, where the pair are based.
The work was done in several parishes around the capital area, including Livingston, Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Terrebonne and St. John parishes. A number of police, sheriff's offices and other agencies in Texas assisted with the investigation.