CAPTURED: Man accused of scamming victim out of $5,000 arrested in Texas

CAPTURED: Man accused of scamming victim out of $5,000 arrested in Texas
Wanted fugitive Lachandon Burks, 32, was arrested on Jan. 23, 2020, near Dallas, Texas. (Source: Baton Rouge Police Department)

DALLAS (WAFB) - Authorities with the Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers say a man accused of scamming a Baton Rouge-area victim out of $5,000 has been arrested.

Don Coppola Jr., of the Baton Rouge Police Department, said Lachandon Burks, 32, AKA Lachandon Franklin, was arrested on Jan. 23 near Dallas, Texas.

Burks had been wanted by Crime Stoppers since November 2019.

Officials say Lachandon Burks, 32, AKA Lachandon Franklin, claimed to be a credit repair specialist operating his own credit repair company by the name of Chan’s Investment Company, or CIC.

Burks reportedly requested several personal documents from the victim, as well as a $5,000 payment. Investigators say after several months, Burks had not completed any of the promised work and refused to refund any of the money.

Burks has been booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count of theft.

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