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Contractor faces fraud, theft charges after reportedly receiving money but not doing repairs

Jarvis Brooks (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) Jarvis Brooks (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A man accused of taking a woman’s money but failing to complete the work he was paid to do is now facing charges.

Court records show Jarvis Brooks, 40, of Branch, was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on Thursday.

According to the probable cause report, Brooks was hired by a 64-year-old woman in December 2016 to make repairs to her Baton Rouge home that was damaged in the historic floods of August 2016.

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The report stated the contract with Brooks and another man named Milton Thomas, both with T & M Dynamic Enterprises, LLC., was for general repairs and construction that included replacing the windows.

It added the victim paid Brooks and Thomas more than $10,000 in January 2017. According to the report, the victim said she was able to reach them the following month, when she learned the windows had not even been ordered.

It also stated the victim had no contact with the pair after that despite numerous attempts to contact them.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office started investigating the case on June 7, 2017.

Brooks is charged with residential contractor fraud and theft of assets of a person who is aged. Jail records show he was released after posting a $20,000 bond.

The jail records show Milton Thomas has not been arrested. There was no additional information provided on him.

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