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Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 05/12/2011

Man wanted for scamming elderly in Md.

Anne Arundel County police are looking for a man they say is scamming elderly people by performing unwanted paving work on their driveways and charging high fees.

Police have identified a suspect, South Carolina resident Tommy Edward Clack, 39, of the 1000 block of Ridgewood Drive in North Myrtle Beach.

The man approached a 79-year-old homeowner in Lothian and discussed possibly paving his driveway on April 27, police said. He gave the man a verbal estimate and then left.

He then returned with eight other people and began paving the driveway without permission, according to police. The man charged the victim a much larger fee than previously discussed, police said.

A similar thing happened in a second case concerning a 75-year-old man, polic e said.

Through the investigation, detectives have spoken to other residents describing similar circumstances.

Police say there are three open arrest warrants charging Clack with theft, operating without a home improvements business license and making false statements to a law enforcement officer.

Clack also uses the last name “Clark” and is known to operate a 2010 red Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck with North Carolina plates, police said. The truck may at times display magnetic “Maryland Asphalt

Paving Company” signs, according to police.

Clack may also be accompanied by a second red pickup truck, they said.

Polcie ask anyone with information about the case to call Detective Mark Ottey at 410- 222-1960.

By  |  11:12 AM ET, 05/12/2011

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