Lake Charles, LA –


On August 10 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Gabriel W. Fruge, 42, 408 Morning Glory Lane, Westlake, after an investigation revealed he was responsible for contractor fraud.  


During the investigation detectives learned the victim had entered into an agreement with Fruge and paid over $7,000 as a deposit for him to replace their roof.  It was discovered Fruge had cashed the checked in November 2020, but failed to deliver materials to the victim or begin repairs at the home.  Further investigation revealed Fruge does not have a contractor’s license. 


He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with residential contractor fraud $5,000 - $25,000; and failure to possess a residential contractor’s license.  He was released later the same day on a $40,000 bond set by Judge Tony Fazzio.   


CPSO Detective Allen Cormier, Jr., is the lead investigator on this case.