Posts Tagged ‘theft’

Hood joins other AGs in efforts to curb copper theft

JACKSON — Attorney General Jim Hood, Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper and representatives for Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell met in Memphis yesterday for a roundtable discussion on the growing concern of copper theft. Representatives from Mississippi’s Secretary of State’s Office, Agriculture Commission and Department of Public Safety also attended […] [...]

Coast man pleads guilty to 16th Section timber theft

SAUCIER — Following an investigation by the Secretary of State’s Office, the Department of Agriculture and the Mississippi Forestry Commission, 54-year-old Harold Edwin Simmons of Saucier has pled guilty to three counts of felony timber theft. Simmons was accused of stealing approximately $250,000 worth of timber harvested from three separate 16th Section land sites in […] [...]

New business accused of stealing from cemeteries to build inventory

CORINTH — Three people who authorities say planned to open a florist shop with items stolen from a local cemeteries have been arrested by Alcorn County deputies. Sheriff’s department investigator Reggie Anderson tells the Daily Corinthian that the three were arrested after a tip from the public. Each was charged this past week with destroying […] [...]

Ex-teller pleads guilty to stealing more than $200K

WIGGINS — The former lead teller of the Bank of Wiggins has admitted embezzling more than $200,000. The Sun Herald reports 38-year-old Veronica Morse pleaded guilty yesterday before Judge Larry Bourgeois in Stone County Circuit Court. Bourgeois ordered Morse returned to jail pending sentencing on Thursday. Bank employees began noticing suspicious activity in late 2012. […] [...]

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 […] [...]

BBB warns of scammers targeting Entergy customers

BRANDON — The Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Mississippi is warning of a utility scam targeting Entergy customers in the state of Louisiana. John O’Hara, CEO of BBB in Mississippi, says these types of scams “are like the weather, they start out in one area and spread out.” These scams will also move from utility […] [...]

Investigator: Mayor double-billed, pocketed $461K

SOUTHAVEN — An investigator with the Mississippi auditor’s office has testified in court that Southaven Mayor Greg Davis submitted duplicate charges to the city and the Chamber of Commerce, and was reimbursed a total of $461,000. Davis’ attorney denied the claim. Karen Swain, an investigator with the state auditor’s office, said the city and the […] [...]

Two-dozen former IRS workers charged with theft

by Associated Press Published: April 17,2013

Tags: arrest, benefits, income tax, law enforcement, steal, tax, taxpayer, theft

SOUTHAVEN — Twenty-four current and former Internal Revenue Service employees have been charged with stealing government benefits, federal prosecutors said today. The IRS employees were indicted on charges that they illegally received more than $250,000 in benefits including unemployment insurance payments, food stamps, welfare, and housing vouchers, the U.S. attorney’s office in Memphis said in […] [...]

Couple accused of taking money from dart association

by Associated Press Published: April 1,2013

Tags: arrest, association, crime, darts, embezzle, embezzlement, law, law enforcement, legal, sport, sports, steal, theft

ST. MARTIN — Authorities say a Jackson County couple accused of taking money from a dart association face an embezzlement charge. Biloxi police investigator David Shoemaker tells The Sun Herald 41-year-old Vica Ann Dees and 42-year-old Bryson John Dees, of St. Martin, allegedly took more than $14,000 from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Dart Association over […] [...]

Former teller with drug addiction sentenced for stealing

GULFPORT — A federal judge has sentenced Ashley Ann Keel to 18 months in prison and ordered her to make restitution of the $80,980 she stole when she was vault teller for a Hancock Bank branch in Biloxi. The Sun Herald reports U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. sentenced Keel yesterday and also ordered drug […] [...]

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