(Panama, Florida)Claiming they were tired of running, four individuals underinvestigation for fraud involving the pouring of asphalt in Bay Countyhave turned themselves in to investigators at the Bay County Sheriff’sOffice.
The investigation began in March of 2008 when complaints were filedon Saul Thomas Williams and his business Bulk Asphalt. Victimscomplained Williams would pour asphalt on their property without theirconsent and then demand payment by intimidation. Other victims statedthat Williams would approach them with a quote on doing asphalt work,guaranteeing he would use enough materials to pour a two inch thickslab, and then intimidate them into agreeing to the job. The end resultwas a slab no more than a quarter of an inch thick that broke apart thenext day. Williams usually targeted the elderly.
During the investigation, the Bay County Sheriff’s Office receivednumerous leads about Williams and other family members also involved inthe company Bulk Asphalt. Investigators believe Williams and his crewvictimized a large number of people, mostly elderly, using these sameschemes across the United States.
A press release issued by the BCSO in March of 2008 resulted in thelocation of additional victims, and, although he had already fled thestate of Florida to avoid arrest, Williams realized that news of hisfraudulent activity had spread. Williams and three others turnedthemselves in to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office today.
Williams, DOB 10/2/68, of Michigan, was charged with Scheming toDefraud (x6), Felony Criminal Mischief, and Exploitation of theElderly. Saul Andrew Williams, DOB 2/8/90, of Michigan, was chargedwith Scheming to Defraud and Exploitation of the Elderly. Scott RaymondKing, DOB 8/15/70, of New Hampshire, was charged with Scheming toDefraud (x2) and Exploitation of the Elderly. Amanda Carolyn Morgan,DOB 3/22/85, of Michigan, was charged with Scheming to Defraud.