Ex-banker sentenced for fraud, embezzlement

BRANDON — Authorities say a former branch manager of a Brandon bank has been sentenced to one year in prison for fraud and embezzlement.

U.S. Attorney Donald R. Burkhalter said Peggy Sue Harrell was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Jackson.

She was also ordered to pay $39,308 in restitution. Harrell pleaded guilty to the charges on September 30, 2009.

Harrell was previously employed as manager of the Trustmark National Bank branch in the Castlewoods community.

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