BridgeMill units responded to three different locations (Blankets Creek, Estates at the Lake, BridgeMill Subdivision) reference to landscaping crews scamming the public. The crew quotes one rate and the amount of bales of pine straw. The crew quotes one price (example – 75 bales at $4.00 bale and then states they delivered 582 bales at $3.00 bale) demanding payment. BridgeMill Units went out with the crews and arrested 3 people that were wanted for outstanding warrants. They were able to locate two crews and was told that 20 crews from Meriwether County were operating in this location doing this scam. All three locations that we were called to people had similar experiences with these crews and refused to pay the outrageous price. The trailer that they are hauling can only hold approximately 100 bales total and if people chose to do business they need to count the bales that are being delivered and installed.
Lieutenant, Bridgemill Precinct
Cherokee Sheriff’s Office
Uniform Patrol Division