Ottawa Co. driveway resurfacing scam suspects sought

Dustin Nicholas, 27, and one other man sought

Dustin Nicholas
An undated photo of Dustin Nicholas

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) – Ottawa County sheriff’s authorities are asking for the public’s help to locate two men accused of scamming an elderly couple in a shoddy driveway resurfacing job.

Dustin Gino Nicholas, 27, of Lake Charles, La., and one other man who has not yet been identified allegedly approached an 81-year-old couple at their home on 32nd Avenue in Hudsonville on July 6 and talked them into re-sealing their driveway for a “large sum of money,” according to a release from the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspects wouldn’t take no for an answer and began working on the driveway – and after working for about an hour, they demanded $3,700 from the couple – and then took off, the release said.

Sheriff’s authorities said the work was poorly done and the couple was clearly overcharged by several thousands of dollars. It’s also believed that the suspects have scammed someone recently in Berrien County’s Coloma Township.

Both Nicholas and the second suspect are described as having dark eyes and hair, weighing about 300 lbs. and are about 5 feet 10 inches tall each. They were seen in a cream or tan pickup truck with a small tank in the back that has a sprayer attached to it.

Anyone with information should call Silent Observer at 1.877.88.SILENT or go online to leave a tip at

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