This is a bona fide crook. Took 15k from us and lammed. Was meant to build a wall and repair a driveway for 20k. We paid him half up front. He sent someone over to dig up our existing driveway, and then asked for an additional 5k, which we foolishly gave.
Then he disappeared. Now we have an unusable driveway, piles of rubble in our yard, and no wall, and no Lenny.
We have made inquiries since and discovered that this is pretty much his modus operandi. He has been complained about to the Attorney General several times. He has several complaints against him in the better business bureau.
Its amazing that such a person is still about and free and not in jail.