Kermit Leger, 43, was arrested by the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Place of work Tuesday. He’s charged with household advancement fraud. He’s wanted in several parishes: Acadia, Calcasieu, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, and St. Mary.

“He appeared like he was an straightforward person,” reported Betty Hills, of Acadia Parish. “I believed him, and we acquired caught.”

Betty Hills and her husband Byron reside on Race Keep track of Lane, just outside the house Rayne. She states Leger quoted her a price tag of $89,000 to maintenance her roof, a fence, and patio after the hurricane. She states he under no circumstances came back again to do the function, after she gave him $5,000 hard cash up entrance.

“I told my husband a little something is definitely erroneous now. All the calls. All the excuses and anything,” explained Hills.

The Hills’ are one of two instances of contractor fraud, allegedly by Leger, in Acadia Parish.

“This individual is trusting in someone to come in,” claimed Acadia Parish Sheriff KP Gibson. “I paid out you money to do work. They simply just want their dwelling mounted. It’s quite sickening and aggravating, irrespective irrespective of whether they can afford it or not. It is someone that stole their cash.”

In Calcasieu Parish, Leger is accused of not finishing a roofing position that experienced been harmed from Hurricane Delta. An investigation disclosed the target had paid out him for products and companies in Oct and never returned.

In Lafayette Parish, Leger allegedly was hired to assemble a barn, and was paid out $3,600 to start the career, but in no way did the occupation.

Authorities say Leger also failed to surface on contractor fraud rates in Iberia Parish. He has an active arrest warrant in St. Landry Parish for residential contractor fraud.

Betty Hills says she’s satisfied Leger was eventually arrested.

“Thank you God. That was a everyday prayer. A nightly prayer for us. I’ve never been a sufferer of everyone executing this to us at any time.”

If you had an arrangement with Kermit Leger, also recognised as Joey Leger, and you paid for work and it was not performed, you are urged to call the sheriff’s place of work in your parish.