Livingston Parish man wanted for home improvement fraud

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in locating 28-year-old Leche “Bub” Gatlin of Springfield in connection to two different incidents of home improvement fraud through 2021 and 2022.

TPSO Chief Jimmy Travis said Gatlin is accused of accepting $18,000 for a large home improvement project, but allegedly failed to perform any of the requested work. He is also accused of taking $1,400 to construct a fence in 2021 and not completing any of the construction.

Detectives also confirmed Gatlin does not have a Louisiana state contractors license through LSLBC.

He is wanted for the below alleged charges:

(1) count Home Improvement Fraud (value $1,000 – $5,000)

(1) count Home Improvement Fraud (value $5,000 – $25,000)

(1) count Theft (felony)

(1) count Contracting without a License

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Gatlin should call the TPSO at (985) 345-6150, or to remain anonymous contact the Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa Parish at +1 (800) 554-5245 or visit their website.

People with information many be eligible for a cash reward.

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