Operation Hammer Strike Nets More Arrests
Photos and story from: Office of the State Attorney General Filed 711/07 GCN
Attorney General Jim Hood announced the arrests of two more suspects, one of whom was convicted of child molestation, for Home Repair Fraud in Operation Hammer Strike.
Michael Dean Lillard, A.K.A. Michael Dean Mills of 128 West Lakeview Drive, Temple, GA (photo left) was arrested by the U.S. Marshal's Service in Temple, GA today on a felony charge of Home Repair Fraud stemming from a January 2007 investigation by the Attorney General's Office. Lillard was previously convicted of Child Molestation in 2002 in Georgia.
On July 10, Dale VanBuren Jeffers, A.K.A. Damon Jeffers, of 1501 Greenwell Circle, Biloxi, MS, (photo right) was located and arrested by the Gulf Coast Fugitive Task Force, a division of the U.S. Marshals Service. Jeffers, owner of Island Breeze Construction, is charged with Home Repair Fraud for allegedly taking $25,000.00 to build a garage and an addition to a residence in D'Iberville, MS and not completing the job.
to the complaint, the construction performed was of such poor workmanship
that most of it did not meet minimum construction codes and will need to
be torn down. This complaint was filed with the Consumer Protection
Division of the Attorney General's Office in March 2007.
The Hancock Sheriff's Department has agreed to transport the prisoner on behalf of the Attorney General's Office.