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Scam paver banned from NC

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RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) -- A contractor with a history of pressuring consumers into expensive driveway paving work is now banned from all residential paving in North Carolina.

Tommy Clack got his start in the Wilmington area, and has also conned residents in other parts of the state. He would promise consumers a good deal, claiming he had asphalt leftover from other jobs. He would then do shoddy work, with poor quality materials.

At the Attorney General's request, a judge found Clack guilty of contempt today. He has been ordered to refund consumers who filed affidavits in the case. If Clack does not pay by July, he will be put in jail.

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Police Department to help homewoners avoid scams

The workshop is free and open to the public.

Title: “Protecting Yourself from Home Repair Contractor Fraud & Scams”

Workshop Info:
Saturday, March 23, 2013
10:00am – 11:30am
Northeast Regional Library
Pine Room
1241 Military Cutoff Road
Wilmington, NC 28405

Some of the tips our Executive Director, Phae Howard, gives homeowners include:
• How to find out if the contractor is licensed and insured
• How to manage the building permit process
• How to pay the contractor
• What should and should not be in the contract
• What to do when you and the contractor are in conflict

Scheduled speakers:
Mayor Bill Saffo
Detective Jennifer Rhoads, Wilmington Police Department
Cedric Dickerson, StateFarm Agent
John W. Fullerton, City of Wilmington Zoning Administrator
Lamar Armstrong, Consumer Protection Attorney

Tommy Clack

Tommy had a place at White Lake. In the last year he was there he had 6 or 7 different names on his equipment. The company name changed each time he was banned from working in that county

So

like the home builders and general contractors who go under and default on loans, he simply oragnizes a new LLC or Corporation. Maybe uses a minoroity partner to open up other avenues of opportunity for him.

The next day back in business with new names painted on equipment and a new front promoting his efforts.

The state does not have the system, in place, despite all the thousands of employees, to prvent that from happening.