Some Bay State residents have been shelling out big bucks recently to get the snow cleared from their roofs and the ice chipped out of their gutters. But $4,800?
An elderly Amesbury man was charged that amount for a snow removal job this Friday by three Salisbury contractors, police said.
Amesbury Police Lieutenant Jeff Worthen said police were contacted at 7 p.m. Friday by the daughter of the elderly man. She reported that her 86-year-old father, a Congress Street resident, had the snow shoveled off his roof by three men at approximately 1:30 p.m.
Worthen said police told the men they would face criminal charges if they didn’t return the money. The $4,800 was returned to the elderly man on Saturday.
“A reasonable fee was offered by the gentleman, but the contractors wouldn’t take it,” Worthen said.
No charges were filed against the men, but Worthen said Amesbury police have investigated several complaints regarding their work previously.
“There would be discrepancy in the work that was done and how much he charged,” Worthen said.
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