Authorities arrest another Baton Rouge contractor on fraud charges

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Another contractor is behind bars Thursday morning after allegedly not finishing a paid job.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said Sargent Pitcher accepted more than $52,000 for a job started back in September.

Court documents show Pitcher took the last payment and never returned to the job.

Detectives later found out that Pitcher's contractor license expired in 2011 and that he was not licensed to do any work.

He is being held on a $5,000 bond.

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