HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A former city of Hattiesburg employee is facing prison time after pleading guilty to conspiracy and credit card fraud linked to a city fuel card.
Dennis Dejon Martin, 27, who worked for the city of Hattiesburg Water Department as an operating engineer for three months in 2012, was indicted in October 2015 on a three-count indictment for conspiracy and two counts of credit card fraud.
Martin pleaded guilty to the charges last week in a Forrest County Courtroom before Judge Bob Helfrich.
He was sentenced to five years to serve in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, with two years of post release supervision.
Another person was indicted with Martin, Contrelle Hagans, 28, who along with Martin was previously arrested for credit fraud.
The indictment stated:
Hattiesburg City Council members requested an investigation in 2013, after questionable charges appeared, including a month's charges totaling over $10,000.
Hagans has not appeared in court for his connection in the indictment.