TUPELO – A man who pretended to be an exterminator to steal from an elderly lady has been arrested and is facing multiple felony charges.
Deandrea Oshan Hull, 29, of 2015 Highland, Tupelo was arrested Nov. 23 and charged with two counts of credit card fraud and one count of grand larceny.
Hull was identified as a suspect in a Nov. 7 incident where he convinced an elderly resident of a West Main Street apartment that he was an exterminator. He got the victim to go in another room for her safety and while he pretended to spray the apartment, he reportedly stole several credit cards.
He was also connected to a Nov. 22 grand larceny case on North Hill Drive where several items were taken from a home while Hull worked on a construction crew.
Tuesday, Tupelo Municipal Court Judge Harry Sumner set bond at $5,000 for two counts of credit card fraud and $12,500 for the grand larceny. He was booked into the Lee County Jail at 4:48 p.m. and bonded out less than four hours later.
Tupelo police spokesman Capt. Chuck McDougald said tips made to Crime Stoppers of Northeast Mississippi and the rapid cooperation of the North Hill Drive construction crew were instrumental in tying these two cases to Hull.