Longtime Mississippi Coast principal arrested again on new Walmart shoplifting charges

Bay High School principal Amy Yarborough Necaise now faces three misdemeanor charges for shoplifting at Walmart in Waveland.

Necaise first surrendered to authorities a couple of days after Walmart filed a criminal affidavit accusing her of theft of items from the store on Aug. 20.

Walmart officials filed two new criminal affidavits against Necaise this week. The Sun Herald obtained the affidavits through a public records request.

Here’s a look at the new charges:

  • Misdemeanor shoplifting for the alleged Aug. 1 theft of $25.24 at the Waveland Walmart

  • Misdemeanor shoplifting for the alleged Aug. 15 theft of $51.25 at the Waveland Walmart

In all, Necaise is now accused of stealing $199.49 in August from the U.S. 90 store on three separate trips. The affidavits do not say what items were taken, but the alleged thefts occurred while Necaise was using the self-checkout at Walmart.

Necaise surrendered on the new charges Tuesday, Waveland Police Chief Mike Prendergast said.

Waveland Municipal Judge Preston J. Mauffray has recused himself from presiding over the cases. Justice Court Judge Desmond Hoda set a total bond of $1,000 on the new charges.

Necaise has lost her job as Bay High principal, the school superintendent confirmed to the Sun Herald.

Superintendent Sandra Reed said Necaise is working remotely for now and she hopes to place Necaise in a newly created position as an academic strategist.

The Bay Waveland School Board would have to approve the new position and the salary for the job. Necaise made $105,000 per year in her principal role.

It’s unclear if the additional charges will affect her ability to work for the Bay-Waveland School District.