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Ex-plant worker accused of stealing thousands of dollars

BOONEVILLE — A former employee of a Booneville plant has been charged with embezzlement.

Booneville Police Chief Michael Ramey tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that 48-year-old Stephen Blake Hobson of Tupelo worked in the business department of Heartland Siding, a division of ProVia, an Ohio company.

Ramey says Hobson is accused of embezzling $43,556 from the company. Ramey says a company official in Booneville filed a complaint on June 25.

Ramey says an investigation showed the alleged theft occurred over several months.

Hobson was released on $25,000 bond. He does not have a listed telephone number and it was not clear whether he had an attorney.

The case will be presented to the next session of the Prentiss County grand jury in October.

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

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