July 7, 2022

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Lafayette male arrested on property contractor fraud demand

OPELOUSAS, La. (KLFY) — In an investigation going back to February 2020, a Lafayette gentleman has been arrested on residential contractor fraud, in accordance to St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz.

Albert George Johnson, 48, of Lafayette, faces a cost of household enhancement fraud. He was arrested on Aug. 27 and was specified a $3,500 bond.

Guidroz claimed detectives were being initially notified on Feb. 23, 2020. The sufferer experienced entered into a deal with Johnson as the operator of Alliance Covenant Portray, LLC. Johnson agreed to remodel the victim’s home and obtained an original payment on Sept. 21, 2019. Perform started the next day, in accordance to Guidroz.

“Johnson ongoing to acquire payment for labor and substance but sporadically worked at the victim’s residence,” said Guidroz. “Albert Johnson last labored at the residence on December 20, 2019, and did not entire the remodel. The full sum the sufferer paid out to Albert Johnson was $14,200, which bundled material and labor for the transforming challenge.”

Each the target and detectives manufactured quite a few tries to get hold of Johnson in regards to the rework, but ended up unsuccessful, said the sheriff.