Man allegedly bilked elderly man out of $6,000
Pike County Circuit Court Judge David Ash denied a motion to suppress testimony of a key witness in the state’s case against a Hannibal area resident, who is charged with defrauding an elderly Pike County resident.
According to a probable cause statement filed by an State of Missouri Attorney General Office Investigator, an elderly Pike County man was approached on Dec. 7, 2012, by an individual claiming to represent a firm known as Quality Chip and Seal.
Quality Chip and Seal is not a registered firm with the Missouri Secretary of State’s office. According to the probable cause statement and to court testimony, at no point did the business representative identify himself.
The business representative offered the 72-year-old Pike County resident his firm’s services by redoing the man’s driveway. The representative said that he would only charge the man $12 per yard, for no more than 50 yards of chip and seal.
In court on Wednesday, the elderly man testified that he had never seen a chip and seal job…
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