A Hannibal asphalt contractor faces up to 38 years in state prison after the Attorney Generalâ??s Office charged him with scamming customers.
Kevin Rickey Sr. is charged in Harrison County Circuit Court with two felony charges of financial exploitation of the elderly and two charges of unlawful merchandising practices.
Rickey mislead two senior citizens who hired him to lay asphalt on their driveways, a press release from the Attorney Generalâ??s Office said. Rickey demanded payment well above what the work was worth.
He often started the work before the customers agreed and failed to finish the job after he was hired, the charges said. The investigation also revealed that he used substandard materials and avoided customersâ?? phone calls when they called to complain.
The Attorney Generalâ??s Office will assist the Harrison County Prosecuting Attorney Johnathan Meyer in the case.