LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – The Nevada State Contractors Board announced Tuesday that one of its “most wanted unlicensed contractors” has been arrested.

Alfred Martin Lagunas was arrested at his home by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on Thursday, March 21. He was wanted for scamming thousands of dollars from Barbara Ojito, whom he met through church.

She would ask Lagunas to repair her roof and back patio, and after asking for $8,000 to cover the repairs, Lagunas did shoddy work and then disappeared. He then failed to show up to address the allegations in court, and a $10,000 bench warrant was issued.

After FOX5 reported how Ojito was scammed, we were contacted by a legitimate contractor who wanted to help her and fix what was wrong.

NCSB tells FOX5 that this is not the first time Lagunas has faced these charges. If caught, he could face a year in jail and a $10,000 fine.

Last Thursday, he was arrested on felony domestic violence charges.

The Contractors Board reminds homeowners to only hire licensed contractors to receive the protections of the NSCB.

Homeowners are encouraged to visit the NSCB’s website and view the Contract Checklist for Home Improvement Projects. Consumers can always call to verify a contractor’s license or to file a complaint.

If you have any questions, call 702-486-1100 or visit


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