Statewide News

Wiggins man gets jail time for home repair fraud

A former Wiggins resident has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for home repair fraud and false pretense in Harrison County.
Charles Lynn Reeder, 53, originally of Wiggins, was sentenced 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.  Reeder was sentenced to the maximum 10 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 (MDOC). 


4 charged in conspiracy to commit fraud and launder money

Federal officials said that H. Claiborne Frazier, Austin W. Frazier, Cresco Elmore (“C.E.”) Frazier, Jr., and Spencer Copeland have been charged in a two-count indictment.

H. Claiborne Frazier, formerly of Brandon, Austin W. Frazier, formerly of Ridgeland, and C.E. Frazier, Jr., formerly of Jackson, owned and operated C.E. Frazier Construction, Inc. and several other businesses. Spencer Copeland is the step-brother of H. Claiborne Frazier and Austin W. Frazier. […]