arrest: Miguel Mendoza
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Arrested – Miguel Mendoza

ARRESTED

Miguel Mendoza, age 62

110-B Roy Street

Scott, LA., 70583

CHARGES:

Residential Contractor Fraud (2 counts)

TOTAL BOND: $5,000

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According to Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz, “On January 19, 2020 the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office was notified of a contract / invoice between Miguel Mendoza and the victim, which stated that the victim was requesting sheetrock improvements to his home and Miguel Mendoza was hired as the contractor. The total improvement cost was $7,589.00.”

On February 27, 2020, the victim made an additional contractual agreement with Miguel Mendoza to paint the interior of his residence, which would increase the cost of the project.

Upon further investigation, it was determined that the victim provided a deposit amount of $1,100.00 to the contractor. The victim provided several checks to cover

the supplies and the final payment for the sheetrock improvement was made on March 4, 2020.

The last day Miguel Mendoza made any improvements to the home was September 11, 2020. Both the sheetrock and painting were incomplete. The victim made many attempts to contact Miguel Mendoza, but to no avail.

In the second and unrelated case, another victim hired Miguel Mendoza on July 15, 2020 to build two offices in his garage. The total cost of the improvement was $3,600.00, which included the cost of materials.

Upon further investigation, it was determined that the victim provided a deposit of $1,500.00 on the day of the agreement however; a written contract was not signed by either party. The victim stated that Miguel Mendoza began the project on July 16, 2020 but could not make further improvements to the project until concrete was poured. Miguel Mendoza left the building materials at the victim’s residence and the victim provided two additional payments on July 22nd and July 24, 2020, totaling $2,600.00. On August 15, 2020, Miguel Mendoza told the victim that he refused to complete the offices.

Two arrest warrants were issued for Miguel Mendoza for residential contractor fraud. On December 28, 2021, Miguel Mendoza was transported to the St. Landry Parish Jail and was given a bond of $5,000.

On behalf of Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz, this is Deputy Chief Eddie Thibodeaux. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.