DA: 2 scammed elderly woman out of $34,000

Two people are accused of scamming an elderly Lebanon woman out of $34,000 after they were hired to repair extensive damage to her basement from last September's flood.

Police are looking for 33-year-old Christopher P. Corradi and his wife, 28-year-old Lisa Faye Squires, of Middletown.

Both have been charged with home improvement fraud, deceptive or fraudulent business practices, theft by deception, and criminal conspiracy.

Lebanon County District Attorney David Arnold said Corradi and Squires did business as $Price Is Right$ Paving and Sealing.

Corradi knocked on the victim's door in April 2012 shortly after her husband died and offered to seal her driveway for $400. He then pointed out other work that needed to be done to the home, and after each day of completing a job claimed to have found other problems, according to charging documents.

After Corradi and Squires were paid to do extensive remodeling, mold and carpet removal, and other jobs in the basement, authorities said in court papers that they “partially and sloppily painted” some of the walls with white paint, taped plastic over a window, and used common household supplies that totaled less than $100.

The 84-year-old victim had physical limitations that prevented her from going down her basement stairs to see the work for herself and had no surviving family members to assist in her care or her personal affairs. She also disregarded warnings of suspicious transactions from her bank and continued to issue checks to Corradi and Squires, not realizing she was being defrauded, Arnold said.

Corradi and Squires have a last known address of 1770 Wheatfield Court in Middletown. Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is asked to call the Lebanon County Detective Bureau at (717) 272-2054.

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