Contractor Accused Of Scamming Flood Victims Arrested Again Tuesday

(WBRZ News 2) The contractor wanted for allegedly scamming several flood victims across the Baton Rouge area has been arrested again.

Baton Rouge Police say that Matthew Morris, the owner of Complete Construction, was arrested Tuesday morning. Morris was wanted by BRPD, Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office and Walker Police on charges including residential fraud and theft of assets of an aged person.

Morris was originally arrested in Ascension Parish on Feb. 8 after 13 different victims, six over the age of 60, came forward claiming that he took advantage of them.

Morris allegedly overcharged for and failed to complete work on several flood victims’ homes.

Victims claimed Morris ignored multiple requests for estimates and only offered inflated estimates after demolition had already been completed. Some of these estimates were two-thirds the cost of the victims' entire insurance payout.

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