Lake Charles, LA –
On March 15 the Contractor Fraud Response Team received a complaint in reference to possible contractor fraud.
During the investigation the victims stated in May 2021, they entered into an agreement with Shawn E. Ledoux, 43, and Leigh A. Ledoux, 40, both of West Monroe, DBA Ledoux’s Flooring and More, to provide materials and labor for floor installation. The victims advised the job was going to cost over $30,000, and they paid a deposit of over $19,000. Further investigation revealed Shawn and Leigh only delivered approximately $800 worth of materials and failed to complete the job. It was also discovered Shawn nor Leigh were licensed to complete the work.
After further investigation, on April 28, Judge Tony Fazzio signed warrants for the arrest of Shawn and Leigh. They were located in West Monroe with the assistance of the CPSO Warrants Division and the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, and on May 13 they were transported and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with failure to possess the required license for home improvements; and contractor misapplication of payments over $1,000. They were both released later the same day on each a $40,000 bond.
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office are working together to fight contractor fraud. If you believe you have been a victim of contractor fraud or are unsure whether an actual crime has been committed call the Contractor Fraud Response Team at 437-3405.
CPSO Detective Allen Cormier is the lead investigator on this case.
An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. A person is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.