A Tioga County man has been charged with criminal impersonation for allegedly misrepresenting himself to a town of Chenango couple.

Authorities say 32-year-old Jack Cooper of Nichols is accused of claiming he was with a paving firm which had performed work at the residence.

Cooper is said to have told the couple, who are in their eighties, they would have to pay another $1500 for the work to be finished.

According to the Broome County Sheriff's Office, the residents called investigators after Cooper started to do the job.

Detectives determined Cooper tried to gain a financial benefit by suggesting he was a representative of another company.

In addition to the impersonation count, Cooper was charged with soliciting without a required town permit.

Cooper was released on court appearance tickets.

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