JACKSON, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the Mississippi Attorney General's Office.
Eldridge Walker, of Rolling Fork, is facing felony charges following a four count indictment by a Hinds County Grand Jury, confirmed Attorney General Jim Hood.
Walker was recently arrested by investigators with the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division. Walker is charged with false pretense, conspiracy to commit false pretense, wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Walker is alleged in the indictment to have, while doing businesses as Walker Construction, submitted a false invoice concerning alleged work at the home of a Rolling Fork resident "with intent to defraud Federal Home Loan Bank."
Walker was booked into the Hinds County jail. If convicted of all charges, the defendant faces up to 20 years behind bars. As with all cases, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
This case is being investigated by Investigator Bo Luckey and will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Patrick Beasley of the Attorney General's Office Consumer Protection Division.