Posts Tagged ‘embezzling’

Ex-Health Department worker sentenced for embezzling

JACKSON — Authorities say a former employee of the Mississippi Department of Health was sentenced yesterday to one year of house arrest after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $23,000. State Auditor Stacey Pickering, in a news release, said that David Kweller, a former employee in the Professional Licensure Division, was sentenced in Hinds County […] [...]

Cooley sentenced for embezzling $500K from USDA program

by Associated Press Published: March 4,2012

Tags: agriculture, courts, embezzlement, embezzling, rural, rural development, sentencing

HATTIESBURG — A Mississippi woman who worked as an office manager has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for embezzling more than $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program and her unidentified employer. A federal judge yesterday sentenced Cynthia Cooley, of Hattiesburg, to 89 months in prison and ordered […] [...]

Circuit clerk resigns, pleads guilty to embezzlement

by Associated Press Published: January 9,2012

Tags: circuit clerk, county government, courts, embezzlement, embezzling, misappropriations, taxes, taxpayers

BROOKHAVEN — The longtime circuit clerk of Lincoln County has resigned after pleading guilty to failing to properly deposit county money. Terry Lynn Watkins, 57, of Brookhaven, had been set to stand trial on embezzlement charges today. As part of her guilty plea, Watkins had to resign and agree not to run for circuit clerk […] [...]

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