Contractor Fraud arrest
Jeff Davis Sheriff's deputies initially took a complaint in January 2021 for a Contractor Fraud case that occurred in Elton, LA in December 2020.
Detectives followed up the investigation and discovered that there were several cases of Contractor Fraud by the same individual in Jeff Davis and Calcasieu Parish.
The individual was taking deposits for roof repairs from customers and depositing the funds into his personal bank account.
Detectives identified the individual, a James Anthony Mangum, 55, of 3047 Bent Tree Court, Bedford, Texas. Mangum was wanted for drug charges out of Texas and New Jersey and has been incarcerated in Oakdale Federal Facility since 2021.
Detectives arrested Mangum today, March 8, 2023 for 9 counts of Contractor Fraud: misapplication of funds, in violation of LSA 14:202.1.