A South Louisiana contractor has been arrested after a camera was found in a bathroom vent in a home where he was hired to repair damage from Hurricane Ida.

Louisiana Contractor Chase Cheramie
Facebook Via crimestoppersbr
loading...

 

Louisiana Contractor Arrested For Video Voyeurism

Contractor Chase Cheramie, 37, of Galliano was arrested Thursday, June 16, 2022, by the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office on charges of three counts of Video Voyeurism for allegedly placing a camera inside a bathroom vent of a home he was hired to repair damage from Hurricane Ida.

According to ABC News, when initially confronted by law enforcement, Cheramie denied the accusations as well as denied knowing anything about the camera.

However, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office reports that "the camera's memory card held images of him installing it."

Cheramie turned himself in to authorities this past Thursday (06/16/22).

ABC News reports that "when the camera was found last week at the home in Larose, La, a red light indicated it might still be recording."

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office encourages anyone who hired Cheramie to perform work in their residence or business to be on the lookout for similar devices or anything suspicious.

Read more at ABCNews.com.

LOOK: The most expensive weather and climate disasters in recent decades

Stacker ranked the most expensive climate disasters by the billions since 1980 by the total cost of all damages, adjusted for inflation, based on 2021 data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The list starts with Hurricane Sally, which caused $7.3 billion in damages in 2020, and ends with a devastating 2005 hurricane that caused $170 billion in damage and killed at least 1,833 people. Keep reading to discover the 50 of the most expensive climate disasters in recent decades in the U.S.