Woman who faked disappearance released from jail for embezzlement
by Associated Press
Published: July 30,2013
HAZLEHURST — A 65-year-old Copiah County woman who pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $20,000 from her employer is free from jail.
Linda Reed went before a Copiah County judge yesrerday and was sentenced to 10 years. Her sentence was reduced to time served, or 278 days.
Reed has to pay a fine in addition to restitution.
Reed had disappeared April 30, 2012, sparking a regional search after her truck was located in a remote spot not far from the I-55 in Copiah County — her phone, purse and glasses left behind.
Five months after her disappearance, Reed was found after a Google search by a co-worker in Texas, where she had relocated.
Reed was charged with embezzlement from Moore’s Fabrications in Gallman, where she had worked since 1999.
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