Lake Charles, LA –
On February 10, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received a complaint in reference to Ronald J. Dugas, Jr., 44, 694 Jaywood Drive, Lake Charles in reference to contractor fraud.
During the investigation the victim stated in January he hired Dugas to perform construction at his residence, at which time he paid him in full for materials and labor, over $4,000. The victim further stated numerous weeks went by with no work being completed at the home. After a month and a half, Dugas performed approximately five hours of work and failed to return to complete the job. It was also learned Dugas did not deliver all the victim’s materials, which he previously paid for. Further investigation revealed Dugas did not have a contractor’s license.
On April 9 Judge Tony Fazzio signed a warrant in the amount of $35,000 for Dugas’ arrest. He was arrested later the same day and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with residential contractor fraud $1,000 to $5,000; residential contractor fraud no license; and exploitation of the infirmed.
Dugas was previously arrested for contractor fraud for a similar incident on April 6.
CPSO Detective Garrett Laborde is the lead investigator on this case.