Former Wiggins Resident Going to Prison for Home Repair Fraud

January 25, 2013

A former Wiggins resident has been sentenced to prison time for home repair fraud and false pretensein Harrison County, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.

Charles Lynn Reeder, 53, originally from Wiggins, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to one count of felony false pretense and one count of home repair fraud before Judge John Gargiulo in Harrison County Circuit Court.  He was tentenced to the maimum ten-year sentence on the false pretense charge and five years for the home repair fraud charge with three years suspended, meaning he will serve 12 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

The cases stemmed from action taken by Reeder in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

“This defendant took advantage of folks in a most vulnerable moment,” said Attorney General Hood.  “I appreciate Judge Gargiulo imposing a long sentence.”

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