Foley contractor accused of home repair fraud arrested

Baldwin County

UPDATE (2/11/21): A Foley contractor accused of home repair fraud was arrested today, almost a month after Gulf Shores police issued a warrant for his arrest.

John McCadden

John McCadden was taken into custody without incident after he was spotted driving to a worksite on CR 16.  Officers from Gulf Shores Police Department and Foley Police Department had been actively searching for McCadden. 

Since the initial Facebook post from Gulf Shores police in January, several more victims have come forward proving they were scammed out of money for fence work bid on by McCadden. Originally, there were two warrants for home repair fraud. The Gulf Shores Police Department has since obtained two felony warrants for theft, and the Foley Police Department has obtained two felony warrants for theft.  

If you believe you are a victim of fraud by John McCadden, call Det. Michael Hoguet at 251-968-9841.


GULF SHORES, Ala. (WKRG) — Gulf Shores police have issued an arrest warrant for a Foley contractor who they say defrauded homeowners out of deposit money for construction work.

The investigation started in June 2020. After completing the investigation, police issued a warrant for 29-year-old John McCadden from Foley. McCadden is the owner of McCadden’s Fence and Construction Services.  

Since the investigation started, detectives have found more victims where McCadden has defrauded them out of deposit money for contracted work.  A second warrant was recently issued on McCadden for an additional count of Home Repair Fraud.  

The GSPD is now working with neighboring agencies that have had reports of McCadden doing similar fraudulent activities in their towns.  The Gulf Shores Police Department is actively looking for McCadden.  If anyone has information on his current whereabouts, call Det. Michael Hoguet at 251-968-6841.

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