Hancock County

Police say Long Beach contractor took money for a job he didn’t do

Everette Waits
Everette Waits

A Long Beach contractor has been accused of ripping off a Bay St. Louis homeowner of $25,000 worth of unfinished work.

Attorney General Jim Hood said in a press release that Everette Waits, 51, was arrested Tuesday on a felony embezzlement charge following his indictment by a Hancock County grand jury. Waits was booked into the Hancock County Detention Center. His bond was set at $20,000.

Hood said Waits is accused of accepting a personal check for $25,000 toward contracting work on a construction job for a Bay St. Louis homeowner that was never done. He said Waits used the down payment for his own use.

Long Beach police assisted Hood’s office with the case.