Bond doubles; Man faces more charges

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On Friday, Oct. 5 detectives arrested Charles Nathan Beaudoin, 52, of 2533 Hwy 491 Cloutierville, on two-counts of Contractor Fraud. The charges stemmed from two separate cases worked by investigators. One occurred in October 2017 where Beaudoin, under his company Allied Roofing, was paid approximately $29,000 to remodel a residence in the Oak Grove community. After two months the homeowner discovered the house had been dismantled in a lot of areas and never replaced.

The homeowner, whom was not living in the house during the remodeling, discovered jewelry missing and terminated Allied Roofing.  The second charge resulted from Allied Roofing being paid $3,000 as down payment to do a roof repair in the Goldonna area in May. As of October no work was done.

Under Louisiana Contractor fraud statute, it states that work must be done within 45-day intervals. Rapides Parish Sheriff’s detectives also hold an outstanding warrant on Beaudoin for Contractor Fraud in the Forest Hill area.  Allied Roofing has been under a Cease and Desist Order from the Louisiana State Board of Licensing for Contractors since January 2015. This stemmed from prior contractor fraud charges.

In addition, Beaudion was out on $100,000 bond set in March when he was arrested on three counts of Contractor Fraud with the stipulation he was not to commit any criminal acts and was to comply with the Cease and Desist Order. As a result, the District Attorney’s office filed a motion to revoke the original bond and to set a bond on the two recent charges. Judge Desiree Dyess of the 10th Judicial District Court, after hearing evidence Monday, revoked Beaudoin original bond and added an additional $100,000 for the new charges with the same stipulations.

Beaudion was booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center on a $200,000 bond and a hold for Rapides Parish.

Chief Investigator Greg Dunn states that other charges on Allied Roofing employees are forthcoming. The investigation continues.