Second person pleads guilty to Hub City gas card fraud

Second person pleads guilty to Hub City gas card fraud
Contrelle Hagans, 28 Photo Credit: Forrest County Jail

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A second person indicted for conspiracy and credit card fraud linked to a city of Hattieburg fuel card pleaded guilty in court Wednesday.

Contrelle Hagans, 28, was sentenced to five years to serve in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, with two years of post-release supervision.

Martin worked for the city of Hattiesburg pleaded guilty 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 was also sentenced to five years to serve in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, with two years of post-release supervision.

The indictment stated:

"...for count one, conspiracy, between Feb. 2013 and Dec. 2013, Martin did willfully and knowingly, unlawfully with Hagans, commit credit card fraud…Martin and Hagans, did agree, one with another, to defraud the city of Hattiesburg by using a city of Hattiesburg Fuel Card. Count two and three, list the pair did willfully and knowingly, unlawfully with the intent to defraud the city of Hattiesburg, obtain goods, said goods being of the value of more than $100.00 or more, by representing without consent of city of Hattiesburg, the cardholder that Contrelle Haggins and Dennis Martin was the cardholder of the city fuel card."

Hattiesburg City Council members requested an investigation in 2013, after questionable charges appeared, including a month's charges totaling over $10,000.