LIVINGSTON, La. (BRPROUD) – A Holden man was sentenced to 20 years after he pleaded no contest to contractor fraud for repair work he never completed after homes were damaged in Hurricane Ida.

On Feb. 27 Hebert pleaded no contest to two counts of residential contractor fraud – more than $1,000 but less than $5,000 and to one count of misapplication of payment by contractor, officials said.

In October 2021, Jeffry Dale Hebert, 30, was contracted to fix a roof, pour concrete slabs and install a metal roof. The victim paid Hebert $13,4000 but Hebert only poured the concrete and did no other work, according to the 21st Judicial District Attorney’s Office. The estimated total for the work Hebert was contracted to do was $16,502.37.

In March 2022, Hebert was contracted to purchase and pour concrete for another victim. The victim paid him $8,000 but the work did not follow the contract, according to the attorney’s office.

In both cases, Hebert did not pay for the materials.

Hebert was arrested in September 2022 by the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office after it was revealed he did not possess a license for home improvements or residential construction.