Posts Tagged ‘stealing’

Southern Pine EPA suspends e-payments due to phishing scams

TAYLORSVILLE — A rural electricity cooperative in Mississippi has stopped taking electronic checks because so many of its customers have been scammed by people or websites claiming to represent the utility. The Clarion-Ledger reports that Southern Pine Electric Power Association isn’t the only utility being impersonated by “phishing” scams. Attorney general’s spokeswoman Jan Schaefer says […] [...]

Ex-attorney sentenced to 40 years for stealing clients’ money

CANTON — A former Ridgeland attorney who admitted to swindling hundreds of thousands of dollars from his former clients has been sentenced to serve 20 years in prison. District Attorney Michael Guest says former Ridgeland attorney Vann Leonard received a 40-year sentence today for embezzling more than $500,000 from several clients that he represented in […] [...]

Stanford faces sentencing for $7B-plus ponzi scheme

HOUSTON, Texas — If federal prosecutors have their way, former jet-setting Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford could receive a prison sentence that spans two centuries for bilking investors out of more than $7 billion over two decades in one of the largest ponzi schemes in U.S. history. Calling Stanford a “ruthless predator” who stole from […] [...]

Debit card scam widens; now includes three banks

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — A debit card scam that began late last month has widened, according to Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley. Presley sent a release last week warning of a series of scam calls claiming to be BancorpSouth and Renasant Bank, asking customers to either validate or re-instate their debit cards. Yesterday, Presley announced the […] [...]

Former chamber director pleads guilty to embezzlement

LEAKE COUNTY — State Auditor Stacey Pickering reports Renodda Dorman, former Leake County Chamber of Commerce executive director, has been sentenced to 10 years, five years to serve and five years of probation, after pleading guilty to embezzlement. Dorman was also ordered to make $60,916.11 in restitution back to Leake County. The joint investigation by […] [...]

Ex-county administrator pleads guilty to embezzlement

ABERDEEN — The former administrator of Panola County has pleaded guilty to a federal embezzlement charge. David Michael Chandler was charged with creating a fake company to fraudulently charge more than $50,000 in county collection fees from 2007 to 2008. He’s also accused of billing $33,500 for fraudulent construction fees and billing thousands more for […] [...]

Copper thieves target electric power substations

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest in connection with a rash of copper thefts from power company substations throughout South Mississippi. The Sun Herald reports the latest theft occurred either late Sunday night or in the early-morning hours Monday at the Mississippi […] [...]

Other states join watch for post-flood scrap metal thieves

JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has already warned scrap metal thieves that authorities were watching to ensure they do not steal from flooded homes and businesses. Now others, even some outside the state, are joining in that watch. The Mississippi Department of Transportation, Secretary of State’s Office and local law enforcement officials say […] [...]

Ex-county worker pleads not guilty to stealing

JACKSON COUNTY — A former Jackson County employee has pleaded not guilty to charges of embezzling about $890,000 from the county between 2001 and 2009. Ginger Lynn Lashley entered the plea to an eight-count state indictment Friday. The Sun Herald reported that she was appointed a public defender and allowed to remain free on a […] [...]

Ex-business manager gets five years for embezzlement

by Published: August 2,2010

Tags: courts, embezzlement, media, stealing

LAUREL — Stephanie Thornton, former business manager of the Laurel Leader-Call, has been sentenced to five years in prison for embezzling $36,000 from the newspaper. District Attorney Tony Buckley tells the Leader-Call that Thornton also was sentenced to five year of post-release supervision and to pay restitution. Prosecutors say Thornton was accused of embezzling the […] [...]

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