Bay St. Louis Man sentenced to Five years on False Pretenses Revocation in Hancock County

March 18, 2014

A Hancock County resident has been incarcerated based on the revocation of his 2012 False Pretenses conviction, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.

Brad Dale Strong, 34, of Bay St. Louis was brought before Circuit Judge John Gargiulo in Hancock County Monday by the Mississippi Attorney General Office’s Consumer Protection Division.  Strong previously pled to False Pretenses based upon a home repair job where checks from the homeowners were fraudulently obtained.  Judge Gargiulo sentenced Strong to five years of probation and $10,000 restitution in 2012.

Judge Gargiulo allowed Strong to remain on probation as long as he paid the required monthly restitution into the Court.  After Strong ceased the required monthly payments, the Consumer Protection Division petitioned to have Strong revoked.  Once Judge Gargiulo was convinced that Strong would not comply with the Court’s orders, he revoked the entire probation requiring Strong to serve the remainder of his sentence, five years, in the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

This case was initially investigated by Mississippi Attorney General’s Office Investigator Duncan Foster. The revocation was prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorneys General Crystal Utley Secoy and Mark Ward of the Consumer Protection Division.

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