Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington has issued a warning to homeowners in the North Bossier/Benton areas about a lawncare service that may be charging a disproportionate amount of money for work that the lawncare service claims to have done.

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In his open letter to the public, Sheriff Whittington states that the lawncare service, Whitehead Lawncare, has recently been contacting homeowners and telling them that they will put pine straw in their flowerbeds for a set amount per bail of pine straw.

The letter goes on to state that at the end of the job, a representative of the lawncare service has told homeowners that they used a lot more pine straw than what was actually required and that the homeowner's cost of the service was several thousands of dollars.

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The homeowners who were contacted by the Bossier Sheriff’s Office stated that they felt obligated to pay the exorbitant amount of money even though they knew that the service didn’t use as much pine straw as the lawn service had claimed.

At least one homeowner felt threatened by one of the service’s representatives who contacted her about payment and a Facebook post she made about her ordeal.

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The Bossier Sheriff’s Office strongly suggests that homeowners get a written agreement from any business contracted to do services at their home prior to the start of work.

If you feel like you may have fallen victim to a crime after using this service, call the Bossier Sheriff’s Office at (318)965-3418.

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