LOVES PARK, Ill. (WIFR) – An elderly couple is out nearly $10,000 after hiring door-to-door workers to fix their roof. Now their family members want to save you from becoming a victim to home repair scams.
If the roof on the Cleveland’s home in Loves Park could talk, it would tell a disturbing story. Its owners recently hired what they thought was a roof-repair company to fix storm damage.
“At first, they said the charges would be $5,000. By the time they were done, they said they were owed $9,500,” said Tim Cleveland.
That’s nearly $10 thousand in cash. The couple’s son, Tim Cleveland, said workers smeared blacktop sealer on the roof and called it quits. They wouldn’t accept a check, and they drove his mom to her bank.
“The lobby was closed because of COVID,” said Cleveland. “They made her walk through the drive-thru on foot.”
The alleged roofers took the money and dropped Tim’s mom off at a nearby business on IL…