CLINTON, LA (WAFB) - An East Feliciana Parish man was arrested on charges of residential contractor fraud, Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports.
The victim filed a complaint in mid-February, indicating that a significant sum of money had been paid to Lionel Spillman to construct a houseboat. The victim indicated Spillman performed one day of work at the designated location in November and never returned.
Detectives confirmed with the State Board of Licensed Contractors that Spillman was not a licensed contractor, at which point they applied for and received an arrest warrant.
The suspect was arrested at his home in East Feliciana Parish on Tuesday, March 14 and was transported to the Assumption Parish Detention Center.
Spillman now awaits a bond hearing.