Erath man did not appear in court; he is wanted by police

Shane LeBlanc

Erath’s Shane LeBlanc, known by many as Shane Romero of Cajun Construction, is wanted by authorities yet again.
LeBlanc now has a warrant for arrest in St. Mary Parish for failing to appear at his May 29 arraignment.
Romero ran a company called Cajun Construction, but has a trail of arrests in Ascension, Lafayette, Vermilion and St. Mary Parishes, allegedly defrauding more than $25,000 from at least 10 victims.
Charges range from theft to home improvement fraud.
The 27-year-old LeBlanc is accused of stealing more than $6,400 through home improvement fraud in Morgan City and has also been arrested in four other parishes on the same charges. Shane LeBlanc was arraigned in the 16th Judicial District Court April 21, according to records.
Leblanc, was arrested Feb. 10 by Morgan City police on warrants for home improvement fraud and theft for more than $500.
Leblanc received $6,410.50 from the homeowner, according to the affidavit. The homeowner visited his residence between Feb. 18, 2013, and March 1, 2013, and noted that the only work performed consisted of the removal of a baseboard in the kitchen, the homeowner stated in the affidavit. Leblanc said he could not perform the work because he was sick, the homeowner stated in the affidavit; however, he was not able to provide proof of illness, according to the affidavit.
The homeowner received several invoices for work never performed, according to the affidavit.
A detective verified that no one with the name of Shane Leblanc, Shane Romero or Cajun Construction of Erath, was registered with the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors, according to the affidavit.
Leblanc has been charged with home improvement fraud in Vermilion, Lafayette, Terrebonne and Ascension parishes dating back to 2012, according to his arrest record.

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