AG: Watch out for banned driveway paver

Tommy Edward Clack (Image courtesy N.C. Department of Justice)
May 24, 2012 10:48:29 AM PDT
Tommy Edward Clack - a driveway paver who's been the subject of ABC11 I-Team Troubleshooter reports - continues to do paving work despite a statewide ban Attorney General Roy Cooper's office said Thursday.

The AG said Clack has recently been reported paving driveways for older homeowners in Hope Mills, Zebulon, Greensboro, and Nashville, NC. 

According to reports from consumers, Clack is doing business as Ed Clark, Tommy Clark, Ed Crabtree and Crabtree Paving. He tells homeowners that he has been doing paving jobs in their neighborhood, has paving materials left over, and can pave or repave their driveway for a discounted price. If the homeowner agrees, he and his crew quickly lay asphalt and then demand a high price.  

As ABC11 reported in 2010, Clack was banned from working in the state after a judge ruled he had taken thousands of dollars from local residents for substandard jobs.

The AG's office said Thursday that Clack continues to violate that order and has twice been cited for contempt of court. Just last month, Wake County Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway cited Clack for criminal contempt and entered an order for his arrest. Clack also faces criminal charges in other states for similar schemes.

Officials said anyone who sees Clack offering driveway paving services in North Carolina or trying to cash homeowners' checks should contact local law enforcement as well as the AG's Consumer Protection Division at (877) 5-NO-SCAM  or (919) 716-6000.

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