Contractor facing new charges for allegedly scamming tornado victims
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH - Incarcerated contractor Matthew Morris is facing more charges in yet another parish Wednesday.
According to the St. Jon the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office, the owner of Complete Construction Contractors LLC now faces new charges of contractor fraud. The sheriff's office says Morris is accused of taking advantage of residents whose homes were damaged by an EF-2 tornado that struck the parish in February 2016.
These are the latest allegations against Morris after his alleged violations for contractor fraud in Ascension, East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes, primarily involving victims of the August 2016 flood.
In St. John Parish, Morris is being charged with home improvement fraud, misapplication of payments by contractor, and insurance fraud. Warrants have been issued, and Morris will be booked when he can be transported to the Sherman Walker Corrections Center in LaPlace.
Morris is currently incarcerated with a pre-trial status in Livingston Parish. He's been booked on more than 100 criminal charges thus far.
This investigation is ongoing. More charges are expected to be filed against Morris as more victims continue to come forward to file complaints.