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Lafayette man arrested for home improvement fraud

The suspect is accused of working on a residence and not completing the work after receiving payment.

Posted: Sep 1, 2021 9:22 AM

OPELOUSAS, LA - According to Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz, “On February 23, 2020 detectives with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office were contacted in regards to a residential contractor fraud incident.”

Upon further investigation, it was determined that the victim entered into a contractual agreement with Albert George Johnson, owner of Alliance Covenant Painting, LLC. Albert Johnson agreed to remodel the victim’s residence and received an initial payment on September 21, 2019. The remodel began the next day. Albert Johnson continued to receive payment for labor and material but sporadically worked at the victim’s residence. Albert Johnson last worked at the residence on December 20, 2019 and did not complete the remodel. The total amount the victim paid to Albert Johnson was $14,200, which included material and labor for the remodeling project.

Both the victim and detectives made numerous attempts to contact Albert Johnson in regards to the remodel, but were unsuccessful.

On August 27, 2021, Albert George Johnson was booked at the St. Landry Parish Jail and charged with home improvement fraud.

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