Lake Charles, LA –


Between July and October 2022, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Contractor Fraud Response Team received numerous complaints in reference to John L. Foreman, 60, Lake Charles, DBA Foreman Construction. 


During the investigations, it was learned the victims hired Foreman to perform repairs on their homes and made upfront payments to Foreman.  Foreman failed to complete the repairs and no work has been performed at the homes in over 45 days.  Detectives also learned on more than one occasion Foreman hired subcontractors to complete some of the work but failed to pay them.  It was also discovered, in several of the cases the repairs needed on the homes exceeded the threshold of Foreman’s contracting license.


After further investigation, detectives issued warrants for Foreman’s arrest.  On October 25 he was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center.  He is charged with theft over $25,000; 2 counts of misapplication of contractors payments; 3 counts of failure to possess the required license for home improvements; theft $5,000 - $25,000; exploitation of the infirmed (due to one of the victim’s age); and 3 counts of failure to perform any work during a forty five day period or longer.  His total bond is set at $225,000.     


CPSO Detectives Matthew Fast, Allen Cormier, Jr., and Eddie Curol are the lead investigators on these cases. 


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.