Loves Park family warns of potential scams after elderly couple hires workers for roof repairs

 Loves Park family warns of potential scams after elderly couple hires workers for roof repairs

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…

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