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Arrest warrant issued for local landscape contractor

Original post made on Feb 23, 2015

Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a landscape contractor accused of defrauding families in the San Ramon Valley and other nearby communities by taking money for projects and then abandoning the work.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, February 20, 2015, 11:55 AM

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Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Feb 23, 2015 at 9:42 am

Yep...you know what they say. "LET THE BUYER BEWARE".

It reminds me of the days when swimming pool contractor's would get large deposits...dig a big deep hole and the next you see them is in 6 months or longer or your the contractor went to jail for 4 to 5 years.

It was pretty common 30 years ago...Now the landscapers are at it.

There are many things you should not do when getting a verbal promise. the first thing is DO NOT HIRE THEM.

Just my opinion, that for listening.

Oh yes 40 years ago when buying a home in Alamo I was a victim of a Pool Contractor...he went to State Prison for 7 or so years. I learned the hard way...

Julia Pardini from Alamo


Posted by Name hidden
a resident of Blackhawk

on Feb 26, 2015 at 11:20 pm

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Posted by Linda
a resident of Danville
on Oct 30, 2016 at 11:24 am

Adam Rivas was last seen in South Livermore as recently as the third week of October. The Contra Costa County DA had a sting put out for him, and unfortunately he eluded the authorities. He is now wanted for scamming homeowners in South San Jose in September and early October 2016 His sisters are still helping to cash checks for him Right now he is going by the name of Orlando Parras of Parras landscaping and Pavers. He is a wanted fugitive and if seen please call the authorities immediately


Posted by VJ Remley
a resident of Alamo
on Oct 31, 2016 at 10:25 am

Please always check the California State Contractors' License Board website (www.cslb.ca.gov) before you even discuss hiring someone. Any work over $500 requires a written contract in the state of California. Find more information on the website.


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