Pool man accused of stealing from Long Beach family

rfitzgerald@sunherald.comJuly 11, 2014 


LONG BEACH -- A pool man contracted to clean in-ground pools at rental homes has been accused of stealing a family's belongings as they prepared to move from one house to another.

Police arrested Cullen Bryant Wilson, 44, Thursday on a charge of grand larceny after the family filed a complaint. The couple had items in boxes stored in the garage of the house they were leaving, Police Chief Wayne McDowell said.

Neighbors reported they saw Wilson loading items from the house onto the trailer of his work vehicle on June 19.

The couple reported they were missing items valued at $7,500 or more, including jewelry, tools, military memorabilia, wind chimes and the frame that held their wedding picture.

Wilson told police he thought the family had moved and left the items, and returned part of the items the couple reported missing, McDowell said.

Wilson was held at the Harrison County jail on a $10,000 bond set by Judge Melvin Ray. He posted bail later Thursday.

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