A father and son were arrested last week after several elderly women in Goldsboro, N.C., were scammed out of money for incomplete home improvement projects. An investigation into the Wootens by the Goldsboro Police Department found that one woman paid $50,00 for work that went on for more than six months after they told her she needed repairs to her attic and basement. Each time they would come back, the Wootens kept finding new problem areas of the home the woman had recently bought with her husband. Expressing concern, she spoke to her church minister who then contacted the authorities.
The police say that the Wootens did not have a contractor’s license and that the money they charged for home improvement projects were excessive.
As WNCN reports,
The Goldsboro Police believe other people may have been targeted by the Wootens and are asking for more information. The police said the Wootens had advertised their business as House Worx Unlimited. The father is being held on a $20,5000 secured bond and the son on a $20,000 secured bond.