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Man arrested, charged with contractor fraud regarding 2016 flood
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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