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Much arrested Buffalo man jailed for paving scam

Ronald E. Jablonski Jr., 53, a much-arrested Buffalo man was ordered Thursday by Cheektowaga Town Justice Paul S. Piotrowski to spend up to the next six months in jail for bilking an elderly Cheektowaga man out of $335 on a driveway paving job he never performed.

The judge noted the guilty plea of Jablownski, a Baraga Street resident, to a petit larceny count in the case and his refusal to return money to the West Rouen Drive resident who paid him in full in advance of the expected paving job last summer. The judge also noted Checktowaga Detective Lt. Ken Rusin had ordered Jablonski to either perform the paving job or return the money but he did neither. The judge said he was sending him to jail for having “violated a trust” and because of his 45 prior arrests.