Elderly woman alleges tree trimmer ripped her off

Monday, May 12th 2008, 9:51 pm
By: News 9

An elderly woman claims she was harassed by a tree trimming company and over charged for partial work.

The 82-year-old woman said last month Nationwide Tree Service, a tree trimming company, offered to cut down some of her trees.

At first, they only cut off part of a tree, moving on to cut a few small branches off another tree.

Nationwide Tree Service charged her $2,200 for the partial work on the two trees. According to the woman's family, the tree trimmers returned the next day. They intimidated the elderly woman into letting them do more work, charging her another $2,000.

Amanda Taylor investigated the allegations, and talked with the owner.