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Man arrested, charged with contractor fraud regarding 2016 flood

8 months 3 weeks 6 days ago Saturday, January 20 2018 Jan 20, 2018 January 20, 2018 2:24 PM January 20, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ
Andrew Darian

BATON ROUGE- A man arrested Friday has been accused of contractor fraud in connection with the catastrophic flood of 2016.

49-year-old Andrew Darian of Denham Springs was booked with two counts of residential contractor fraud.

On Mar. 3, 2017, Darian posed to be a licensed contractor wherein he signed a contract with a flood victim stating that he would repair windows in her Baton Rouge home that had been damaged by the flood. The victim paid Darian a down payment of $1,050.

According to the warrant, the victim tried to contact Darian on multiple occasions, but never heard from him again.

Officials say Darian signed a contract with another flood victim in February. He'd also promised to repair windows in the victim's home on Hill Drive. The victim paid Darian a down payment of $2,000.

The victim told authorities that no work on the windows ever began. Authorities say Darian does not possess a state license to perform as a contractor.

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