Sheriff: Contractor took $40K from flood victim, never started repairs
ASCENSION PARISH - Deputies with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office have arrested a man accused of failing to complete work on a flood-damaged home.
According to the sheriff's office, 37-year-old Ellis St. Pierre was arrested Friday. An investigation revealed that St. Pierre received $40,000 to rebuild a home in 2017 but didn't finish the work.
The victim received a refund of $20,000 from the suspect's business partner, but they never received the remainder of the funds.
St. Pierre was charged with residential contractor fraud. He was released after posting a $20,000 bond.
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