64th Home Repair Fraud Arrest Made by Attorney General
From: Office of the Attorney General 8/21/07 GCN
Attorney General Jim Hood has announced the arrest of an Alabama resident for Home Repair Fraud in Mississippi. The arrest marks the 64th arrest on both misdemeanor and felony Home Repair Fraud charges.
Roger Wayne Hendren, age 48, of Daphne, Alabama, turned himself into the Mississippi Attorney General's Office, Consumer Protection Division today. Hendren agreed to turn himself in after being contacted by the United State Marshals Fugitive Task Force. The arrest was based on a warrant issued by Harrison County Justice Court Judge Louise D. Ladner following an affidavit and complaint by a Long Beach resident.
The resident alleged that Hendren was contracted to make repairs to her home (damaged by Hurricane Katrina) but he failed to do most of the work and the work that was performed had to be completely redone.
"We aren't going to let up on those who are taking advantage of our coastal residents trying to rebuild after Katrina," said Attorney General Jim Hood. "Combine our persistence with the persistence of the U.S. Marshals and rest assured that we are going to find you sooner or later."
Hendren' s bond was set at $50,000 by Judge Ladner. Hendren was booked into the Harrison County Adult Detention Center until posting his bond.