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Ex-employee suspected of stealing $500K

GULFPORT — Gulfport police have arrested a former employee of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. on a charge of embezzlement.

Police arrested 61-year-old Gus Leonard Holmes Sr. of Gulfport Wednesday. Sgt. Chris Ryle told The Sun Herald that Holmes is suspected to taking about $500,000 during a period of several years.

Justice Court Judge Diane Ladner set bond at $50,000.

Holmes was booked at the Harrison County jail and has been released on bond.

It was not immediately known whether Holmes has an attorney.

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