Watch out for the window washer who switched the amount on a check from $75 to $185 in Clayton last week.
Here’s the story from the victim’s son:
Just a heads up that a sketchy “window washer” is cruising Clayton.
He pitched a sob Holiday story to my mother and offered to wash the windows of her home in the Southbrook neighborhood (north of Clayton Rd). She wrote him a personal check and decided to contact her bank because she had an unsettling feeling about this shady character. Sure enough, the man had changed the amount payable from $75 to $185 and GOT AWAY WITH IT.
I am aware that this is a minuscule incident but my mother is currently on disability due to breast cancer treatment and it certainly does not make the Holidays any easier for her.
She filed a police report because he had been going door-to-door claiming to run a business and I wouldn’t be surprised if he was casing out houses as well.
Sorry to hear about your mom’s breast cancer, we hope she recovers and lives a long and very happy life.
Claycordians, watch out for this window washer, and don’t hesitate to call the police if you think something is suspicious. Also, if you ever have anybody do yard/house work that you don’t know well, always pay them with cash.
The man’s alleged name was provided to Claycord.com by the victim’s son, however, we are not releasing his name at this time because he hasn’t been charged with a crime.