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Mississippi man wanted for embezzlement

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Michael Eleopoulos

TUPELO, Miss. — The man accused of targeting tornado victims in Tupelo, Mississippi is wanted for embezzlement.

Police say 45-year old Michael Eleopoulos collected money from victims of April’s EF-3 tornado that caused widespread damage in Tupelo and surrounding areas.

Police also say that he would perform home repairs but did not complete the work.

Investigators have not said how much money he took or how many people were ripped off.

If you see Michael Eleopoulos, or have any information, you are to call Tupelo Police at 662-841-6491

3 comments

  • Christine

    One that I have learned from my husband is that when it comes to home repairs, you do not pay the total amount due before of the work has been done. A few years ago we had to get a new roof. A friend of ours recommended the person that had done his roof. My husband negotiated the cost. We did not pay a dime up front. When the job was done we paid him. Also we had some new flooring done. The flooring company wanted half of the money up front. So we didn’t have a problem with that. Because contractors have to protect themselves also. If you need to have some work done, please be very careful because there are people out there will take money that is not earned.

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