Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office Hunting Suspect Accused of Home Improvement Fraud

Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives are hunting for a Bossier City man wanted for two counts of Contractor Fraud and one count of Misapplication of Payments. His father, also accused in the same scheme, is already in jail.

Authorities are searching for this man, Steven Cantu.

Detectives say during an investigation of Artistic Backyard Creations LLC, Steven Cantu and his father Fabio Cantu, who has already been arrested, have contracts for business with more than twelve homeowners. Artistic Backyard Creations, LLC has been operating with an expired license since June 1, of this year.

The two men are also accused of knowingly failing to apply the money received to these jobs under the contract.

The mugshot of Steven Cantu above is from a previous arrest earlier this year on unrelated charges. The subsequent charges of Contractor Fraud and Misapplication of Payments are part of the investigation of the business he and his father operated. 

Fabio Cantu is held in Bossier Max, charged with two counts of home improvement fraud, with a bond totaling $125,000.

Detectives are still actively investigating this case and say more charges are to come as the investigation progresses.

If you feel you are a victim of this crime from this company please call the Bossier Sheriff’s Office at (318) 965-2203. 

Fabio Cantu, currently held in Bossier Max
This information has been provided by a law enforcement agency as public information. Persons named or shown in photographs or video as suspects in a criminal investigation, or arrested and charged with a crime, have not been convicted of any criminal offense and are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

Janelle B. Smith

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