Man out on bond after home repair fraud arrest

A Petal man is out on bond following his arrest on three counts of home repair fraud.

Charles Jason Howard, 29, owner of Pinebelt Pool Company, was arrested last week by Lamar County investigators on fraud charges involving the construction of swimming pools.

The cases involve charges ranging from $,5000 to $13,000. According to officials, home repair fraud automatically become a felony if it involves $5,000 dollars or more.