Pamela Mares, Contractors State License Board, "Mr. Stanley is a predator. He's been going up and down the state peddling his paving scam to a number of victims usually at about $10,000 a pop. He needs to be stopped."
The Contractors State License Board taped Stanley's arrest a couple weeks ago in Sacramento. Board investigators say Stanley and his workers arrive at homes and businesses in state-of-the-art construction equipment. Victims say he seemed trustworthy and made them an offer they couldn't refuse. Mares says, "A lot of times they will pull up with a truck load of asphalt and say they have material left over from a job. I can offer you a very god deal." But the deal, says attorneys, turns out to cost 2-3 times more than their verbal agreement, and the paving job quickly falls apart.
Precision Auto in Dinuba says it was victim to Stanley's scam. Judy, at Precision Auto, says, " I kept questioning him trying to find out exactly where he was and who he was working for. And he ended the conversation by saying, 'I did your work, I cashed the checks' and he hung up on me."
Now, Judy says she's afraid she will never see any of the more than $11,000 she gave to George Stanley. If he's convicted of the charges, he faces 4.5 years in prison.