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Three Virginia men charged with roofing scam in San Mateo County

SAN MATEO – Three Virginia men have been arrested in San Mateo County after police say they took part in a roofing scam that defrauded elderly residents of the Peninsula.

According to the San Mateo Police Department, officers began an investigation in November 2023. Investigators discovered that a group of men who allegedly had “Irish accents” were running a fake construction company called “Statewide Roofing and Siding.”

Police said the suspects used a fake contractor’s permit, performed work that was likely unnecessary and overcharged for work that was not completed.

Investigators worked with other law enforcement agencies in San Mateo County and found additional victims of similar scams, police said.

On May 7, San Mateo police received a report from another victim, who said he believed the company he hired to repair the roof of his mother’s house was ripping him off.

The victim said the company initially determined minor repairs were needed after a “free” inspection. Ultimately, the company said additional work was needed and eventually suggested the entire roof needed to be replaced.

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Investigators learned that the suspects had used false names and used a different business name: “Teco Roofing and Masonry.” All three suspects were contacted by police the next day, arrested and booked into the San Mateo County Jail.

(L-R) Charlie Anderson, David Anderson and Darren Temple are accused of roofing scams in San Mateo County. All three were arrested on May 8, 2024.

San Mateo Police Department

The suspects have been identified as 22-year-old Charlie Anderson, 39-year-old David Anderson and 40-year-old Darren Temple. All three men are residents of Herndon, Virginia, a suburb in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Police said the suspects are charged with theft by an elderly or dependent adult, obtaining money by false pretenses, fraudulent use of a contractor’s license and conspiracy.

Jail records show all three men remain in the San Mateo County Jail as of Thursday, with their next court appearance on May 22.

Police said Thursday they are looking for more victims. Anyone who may have had roofing work done at the businesses is asked to contact Officer Thornburg of the San Mateo Police Department at 650-522-7650.

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