SLIDELL — State Police said a Slidell construction contractor was arrested on suspicion of lying about his insurance to secure work for his company.

Troopers said 58-year-old Scott Peterson needed to provide proof of general liability coverage on his eponymous construction company and its workers before receiving a contract for a job from another contractor this summer. He allegedly handed over a certificate of coverage that contained altered dates and policy information.

Authorities said Peterson surrendered to St. Tammany Parish sheriff’s deputies on Monday.