CUMBERLAND — Bowling Green resident Asia Broadway III, 38, was sentenced to 12 years in state prison with four years suspended for his involvement in a driveway paving scam, according to Allegany County State’s Attorney Michael Twigg.
Broadway was sentenced Tuesday in Allegany County Circuit Court by Judge Gary G. Leasure for a conviction of exploitation of vulnerable adults. He will be placed on three year’s supervised probation upon his release and is required to pay $15,270 restitution to all the victims associated with the case.
The unlicensed contractor would routinely take money from people in exchange for paving their driveway and then would never perform the work or not complete the job, Twigg said.
“Unfortunately we see people like Mr. Broadway in our community targeting the elderly with scams like this. Hopefully, this will send a message to those who may be considering committing such crimes. At the very least, the community will not have to worry about Mr. Broadway for quite some time,” Twigg said.
Broadway was charged in September by the Allegany County Bureau of Police with three counts of failure to perform contract, two counts each of theft, selling home improvements with a license and acting as a contractor without a license, and one count of theft scheme.
He was jailed on $150,000 bond after he was located by police on Interstate 68 east of the city limits.
Twigg cautioned that the community should be on alert regarding these types of scams and that people can contact his office at 301-777-5962 if they have any questions or concerns.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorney Erich Bean. Broadway was represented by Sean Gallagher.