Sheriff arrests man accused of posing as roofer

Sheriff arrests man accused of posing as roofer

Credit: Lancaster County Sheriff's Office

Harvey Paul Laney

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on January 31, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 31 at 2:58 PM

LANCASTER COUNTY, S.C. -- The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man they say is posing as a co-owner of a roofing company, collecting money for jobs and not completing the work.

The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office said Friday they've apprehended 43-year-old Harvey Paul Laney.

Laney is charged with three counts of breach of trust of over $2000, the Sheriff's Office says, and additional cases are still pending.

Investigators say Laney poses as the co-owner of Carolina Roofing, a company which is listed in the Yellow Pages.

Laney has taken meetings with prospective clients on at least three occasions on the last month, investigators say, quoted a price and collected a percentage of the cost up front, then never returned to complete the work.

 

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