Lafayette person arrested for St. Landry Parish property improvement fraud

A Lafayette guy was arrested Friday in link with a home enhancement fraud situation out of St. Landry Parish.

The Sheriff’s Workplace claims that 48-calendar year-outdated Albert George Johnson was arrested subsequent an investigation that began in February 2020.

In accordance to Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz, Detectives have been notified on February 23, 2020 to a residential contractor fraud incident.

On even more investigation, it was identified that the sufferer allegedly entered into a contractual agreement with Johnson, who is recognized as the proprietor of Alliance Covenant Painting, LLC.

The target told deputies that Johnson had allegedly agreed to transform the victim’s residence and obtained an original payment on September 21, 2019. The rework started the next working day. Deputies say Johnson continued to obtain payment for labor and substance from the target but only sporadically worked at the victim’s residence.

Johnson last worked at the residence on December 20, 2019 and did not comprehensive the rework.

The whole total the target paid out to Johnson was $14,200, which integrated material and labor for the remodeling job.

Deputies say each the sufferer and detectives built several makes an attempt to call Albert Johnson in regards to the remodel, but were unsuccessful.

On August 27, 2021, Johnson was booked at the St. Landry Parish Jail and billed with home improvement fraud.

His bond was set at $3,500.

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