Accused fraudulent contractor back in Ascension Parish jail
Posted on 3/7/2017 5:34:00 AM.

The contractor who has been arrested for multiple charges of fraud was arrested again after using false receivables as collateral for his bond when he was in the Ascension Parish Jail. Sheriff Jeff Wiley says 39-year-old Matthew Morris, owner of Complete Construction Contractors, was booked back into their jail after detectives discovered issues with Morris’ cash bond.

“We subsequently arrested him again prompted by a bond revocation where the bond that he made on his first arrest, he violated some of the terms of it and the bond was revoked.”

Morris is also facing charges in Baton Rouge, Walker, and Denham Springs in addition to Ascension Parish. Wiley says Morris took advantage of flood victims by inflating fraudulent estimates for home repairs and never completing the job.

“Mr. Morris is a popular guy in the River Parishes obviously because his reign of terror was throughout the impacted parishes in the August flood.”

Wiley says Morris violated the terms of his bond by convincing a bank to give him a line of credit based on money he falsely claimed he was owed by flood victims. He urges anyone who believes they have been a victim of Morris’ scheme to come forward.

“Contact your local sheriff’s office and I assure you that there will be some direction as to how we can try to accommodate you in holding this creep responsible.”

Ascension Parish, Matthew Morris, Jeff Wiley

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