Bossier Police: Contractor wanted after not building barn turns himself in
ARRESTED: Brandon James Darby, 33.
BOSSIER PARISH, LA (KSLA) -
Bossier authorities say a contractor they accused of taking thousands of dollars from a customer but never did the work has turned himself in.
Brandon James Darby, 33, turned himself over to the Bossier Financial Crimes Task Force today and was booked into the Bossier Parish Maximum Security Facility. He had been wanted on a criminal arrest warrant charging him with misapplication of payments after the alleged victim paid him $20,698 to build a barn. Authorities with the Financial Crimes Task Force say Darby did not perform the work despite entering into a contractual agreement with the victim.
The Bossier Financial Crimes Task Force is composed of white collar crime investigators with the Bossier City Police Department and Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office. Bossier City Chief of Police Shane McWilliams and Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington formed the task force by combining resources from both agencies to combat crimes such as identity theft, fraud and embezzlement with the city and parish.