BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge man is being held in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a $10,000 bond after he was arrested on charges of home improvement fraud.
The victim called the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office in November to report 51-year-old Homer Charles had breached their contract. He was given $3,000 between April and May to provide home repairs.
In June, Charles suddenly stopped showing up to finish the work. The victim told police she was not able to get in touch with the man who claimed he represented Groupe Construction, LLC. The victim told police she found him after conducting a computer search through Google.
When the deputy attempted to call Charles, he was also unable to get in touch with him.
During the investigation, deputies learned Charles has an active NCIC warrant in the system and multiple arrests, including forgery, false identification and issuing worthless checks.
The victim called the Louisiana Board of Contractors for Construction to report the incident.
Charles was arrested Tuesday and booked into parish prison on a $10,000 bond.