Chili man arrested for snow plow scam

Chili man arrested for snow plow scam


By Spectrum News Staff

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says a Chili man charged in a snow plow scam that defrauded at least 50 people has a suspended license and doesn’t own a vehicle or a plow.

Charles Stevens, 29, is facing a felony charge of a scheme to defraud along with 15 counts of larceny.

Deputies say back in November he posted an ad on an app called Nextdoor, advertising a season of snowplowing for $120.

They say at least 50 county residents from Chili and surrounding towns met with him and signed contracts agreeing to pay the money up front. But when the first snow fell, deputies say Stevens was a no-show. Several of the victims were elderly.

Stevens was arraigned in Chili Town Court yesterday and is being held in the Monroe County Jail on $2,000 bail or $4,000 bond. More charges may be pending.

Anyone who believes they may have been scammed is asked to call 911.