Kilifi Tupou Haatoa / walkway paving, tree trimming
(I'm finding all this out while auditing my mom's finances.)
This guy has scammed my mother out of over $10, 000 this past year doing repeated, unnecessary work. Charges an outrageous amount of money ($1900/day when he pays the day laborer from Home Depot $200 to do the work - while he stands in the shade with his arms folded), does shoddy work (charged $1200 to fix what he screwed up earlier in the year), didn't connect sidewalks at corners because it was too difficult.
He's great at scamming vulnerable, elderly people. Always keeps coming back and saying, oh, looks like you need that done, too. Repeats until he thinks he's scammed all he can that month. Shows up again in a few months.
Probably doesn't report the income since he runs right down to the bank and cashes the check over the counter.
Has 30+ court cases against him in San Mateo County. Has been cited and arrested for contracting without a license.