Elderly, autistic Longview woman defrauded by scam artist

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 12:08pm

Authorities are currently searching for a Texarkana businessman allegedly responsible for scamming an elderly autistic woman.

On February 21, an officer was dispatched to the 100 block of Mumford to an assist citizen call. The officer was told by the victim, Diana Lawrence, that a man known to her as Danny Young came to her house and offered to pave her driveway for a fee.

Once the driveway was done, he informed the Ms. Lawrence that the charge would be $6,000.00. He told the woman that there would need to be more work done which would, in turn, cost more money. She then learned that the suspect had not repaved her driveway correctly, and the substance he used simply crumbled away.

Mr. Young, whose company is Danny’s Paving located in Texarkana, Texas, has several employees that also work for him and may be driving a blue cab truck or a dump truck with a red dumping bed on it.

Longview police have also learned that there may be more victims who have been defrauded by Danny Young. If someone feels they may have also been a victim of Mr. Young or have more information on Danny Young they are asked to contact Sgt. David Hazel at (903) 235-0303.


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