Another individual has been charged with stealing Jackson water


Jackson’s investigation into the water/sewer billing department continues to lead to arrests.

Today, another suspect, Willie McClendon, 64, was charged in connection with having an illegal hookup at his residence.

According to JPD’s Twitter account, the hookup had been in place for a “substantial period.”

McClendon is being charged with felony grand larceny. The suspect turned himself in after the police issued a Twitter statement seeking information to his whereabouts. That tweet was sent out on August 26.

McClendon is the fourth individual to be arrested since the city began investigating potential fraud in the water/sewer billing department. On August 21, police arrested Walter Boyd, 43. Prior to that, authorities nabbed Justin Jones, 28, and Jessie Jones, 37, all in connection with stealing water.

One city employee has also been placed on administrative leave. Information on that employee had not been released at press time. 

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