A Skowhegan property appraiser recently stripped of his license may be continuing his craft secretly.

The Maine Board of Real Estate Appraisers on June 11 revoked Scott C. Jones appraiser’s license after an investigation determined he had taken money from property owners, then failed to follow through with a promised appraisal or submitted an incomplete appraisal months later, according to a news release form the Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation.

State officials said in a release Monday that Jones took advance payment, then quickly cashed the checks.

The state’s appraiser board has since received information that Jones is continuing to conduct appraisal work and may be carrying on the same violations, officials said.

The board determined Jones and his company, Mid-Maine Appraisal Co., demonstrated an “egregious lack of awareness by the licensee of his responsibilities to his client.”

The sanctions were increased because of Jones’ failure to respond to requests for information and a 2007 consent agreement he signed admitting a lack of knowledge and incompetence in appraising properties subject to being taken by eminent domain.


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