Police search for suspect in driveway gravel scam


SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Suffolk Police are looking for a man wanted in connection with a fraud investigation involving a driveway gravel scam.

In a news release, Police Spokeswoman Diana Klink said the crime has resulted in a financial loss of thousands of dollars. 47-year-old Frank Small of Suffolk is wanted on charges of robbery and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Suffolk Police say Small and other people have been approaching residences and providing unsolicited estimates for the delivery of small amounts of gravel “left over from a recent job in the area.” Their targets are citizens with dirt or gravel driveways in need of repair. Once the citizen agrees to the receipt of the excess gravel, a much larger amount of gravel is delivered and a substantially higher amount of money is demanded.

It is believed through the investigation that these subjects have also approached several citizens who have denied the services.

If you’ve been approached or have information about the gravel scam, please call the Crime Line at 1-888-Lock-U-Up.

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