Livingston Parish Resident Wanted for Home Improvement Fraud

Published 4:04 pm Wednesday, December 7, 2022

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s assistance in locating 28 year old Leche “Bub” Gatlin of Springfield, La. in connection with two different incidents throughout 2021 and 2022.
Chief Jimmy Travis says Gatlin is accused of accepting $1,400 in payment for the construction of a fence in 2021, and to date has not completed any of the construction. In 2022 Gatlin is accused of accepting $18,000 for a large home improvement project, but again, failed to perform any of the requested work. Through the course of the investigation Detectives were also able to confirm Gatlin does not have a license through the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors (LSLBC).
As a result of the investigations noted above, Gatlin is wanted for:
(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
Chief Travis asks anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Gatlin, to call the Sheriff’s Office at 985-345-6150, OR if you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa’s anonymous tip line at 1.800.554.5245 or visit www.tangicrimestoppers.com and click on the P3 Tips icon or Submit A Tip! You may be eligible for a cash reward.
**All persons accused of a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty.
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