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Ora Williams

An unlicensed contractor accused of doing incomplete and improper work on a flooded home in East Baton Rouge was arrested Monday on a felony count of residential contractor fraud.

Ora M. Williams, 57, who has addresses listed in Baton Rouge and Kentwood, was operating as Ora P Construction when the homeowner contacted her about working on the home, according to a Sheriff's Office affidavit of probable cause.

The home received 3-4 feet of water during August floods, the homeowner said. After receiving documents from Williams saying she was a licensed contractor, the homeowner entered into a contract for $61,000 in work, documents say.

The homeowner provided Williams with an insurance renovation check for $20,300 to begin work. Soon after, she complained to Williams about poor workmanship by untrained workers doing improper repairs at her home, she said.

After being informed that the homeowner wasn't satisfied with the work, Williams requested second installment of $28,500, saying the work had been completed. Williams then put a lien on the home for $28,500.

The State Contractor's Board confirmed that Williams was not licensed, and an inspection of the home found violations and incomplete work, documents say.