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Posted on: March 6, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Detectives Attempt to Locate “Driveway Repairman”


Detectives Attempt to Locate “Driveway Repairman”

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Task Force Detective Mark Smoldt is attempting to locate and confirm the identity of a person who reportedly is scamming homeowners.  This person, using the name of “John Mark”, contacts homeowners and promises to repair their driveways.  After he receives payment for the repairs, $1,500 or more, he never completes the work.    

Over the last few months, at least three victims have reported incidents where a male contacted them at their residence and asked if they would like their driveway repaired.  They male identified himself as “John Mark” and was driving a white, possibly Ford, truck.  During these contacts, he promises to make repairs and takes payment, but he never returns to do the work as promised.

 Anyone who has information regarding similar incidents, can help confirm the identity of this male or provide information about this vehicle is asked to call Detective Smoldt at 509-477-3193.


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