Fla. contractor faces embezzlement charge
Published 4:38 pm Friday, October 13, 2006
A Florida contractor has been returned to Mississippi to face an embezzlement charge stemming from a hurricane restoration project.
Don Gene Clemons, 55, of Pensacola, Fla., was jailed Thursday at the Jackson County Adult Detention Center. Clemons was being held on a $50,000 bond.
Clemons allegedly entered into a contract with Jackson County homeowners and was advanced $45,000 to rebuild a home after it was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina, according to the sheriff’s department.
The contract was drawn up in September 2005 and work was to start immediately.
On March 29, the homeowners filed a report with the sheriff’s department alleging embezzlement.
Clemons was arrested in Florida on an outstanding warrant and returned to Mississippi.