Springhill police arrest former city employee

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A former City of Springhill employee is in trouble with the law after using a gas card after he resigned his position.

Christopher D. Dillard, 36, of 17th St., SW, Springhill, was arrested by Springhill Police and charged with felony theft.

According to SPD reports, Dillard used a city fuel card that was assigned to him for unauthorized fuel purchases while he was still employed with the city. Then, after his resignation, he reportedly maintained the fuel card and continued to use it, while allowing others to purchase fuel after he entered a specific pin assigned to the card.

Springhill Police Chief Will Lynd said invoice documents obtained from the designated fuel facility, showed Dillard made 122 unauthorized fuel purchases totaling more than $8,700.

Last Friday, Dillard reportedly surrendered to the Springhill Police Department.

He is held at Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center. His bond is $10,000.

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