And the award for “Biggest Sleaze” goes to the owner of L&J Lawn Service of Central Texas lawn care service, Lus Fuentes.
According to the Temple Daily Telegram, on June 27, 2018, Fuentes, 60, was indicted on charges of theft of property after he was alleged to have overcharged a woman suffering from dementia. Fuentes wound up overcharging a the woman by over $47,000 in lawn care services, assuming the woman would be none-the-wiser.
Over the course of seven years, Fuentes kept up his scheme until the woman’s son called the Belton Police Department back in January to turn Fuentes in. According to the lawn service’s advertising, they offer a “senior discount” of $3,600 per year. Based on the son’s complaint, Fuentes had been charging the woman that amount multiple times a year.