Posts Tagged ‘thief’

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Man accused of stealing bowling money to get intervention

by Associated Press Published: March 15,2013

Tags: athletics, bowl, bowler, bowling, bowling alley, bowling league, court, embezzlement, judge, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, legal, sports, steal, theft, thief

HERNANDO — A Mississippi businessman, accused of embezzling prize money from bowling leagues at the Southaven bowling center he owns, will go through pretrial intervention. It’s a program for first-time nonviolent offenders, instead of going to trial. The Commercial Appeal reports 71-year-old Tommy Hart must repay the nearly $47,000 in prize money to the four […] [...]

Former court deputy clerk sentenced for embezzlement

by Associated Press Published: February 19,2013

Tags: bench, clerk, court, crime, embezzle, embezzlement, embezzler, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, legal, sentence, steal, theft, thief

INDIANOLA — Former Indianola Municipal Court deputy clerk Tina Parker has been sentenced after previously pleading guilty to embezzlement, according to State Auditor Stacey Pickering. As part of the plea agreement, approved by Circuit Judge Margaret Carey-McCray, Parker was ordered to repay $35,000 in restitution, $982.50 in court costs, $300 in attorney fees and a […] [...]

Former ambulance service director accused of stealing

by Associated Press Published: February 14,2013

Tags: ambulance, embezzle, embezzlement, Emergency Room, health, health care, hospital, steal, theft, thief

GREENVILLE — The former director of ambulance services at Delta Regional Medical Center has been arrested for embezzlement. Greenville Police Sgt. Michael Merchant tells the Delta Democrat Times  Jerry Graham was charged this week after an internal investigation by the hospital found some discrepancies in the operations of the ambulance service. Merchant says bond had […] [...]

Woman gets 10-year sentence for embezzling $277K

by Associated Press Published: February 11,2013

Tags: attorney, bookkeeper, court, embezzle, embezzlement, embezzler, law, law firm, lawyer, legal, prison, sentence, steal, theft, thief

SARDIS — A Sardis woman has been sentenced to serve 10 years in prison for stealing $277,000 from her employer. Prosecutors say Samantha Johnson was working for a Batesville lawyer and used the law firm account to pay off the mortgage on her mother’s mobile home; buy her sister a mobile home; purchase an automobile […] [...]

Ex-PTA president arrested for embezzling thousands of dollars

by Associated Press Published: January 30,2013

Tags: association, education, embezzle, embezzlement, embezzler, law, law enforcement, organization, parent-teacher, steal, thief

GAUTIER — A past president of the Parent Teacher Association at Singing River Elementary School has been arrested on a charge accusing her of embezzling thousands of dollars from the group. Gautier police Lt. Jerry Cooksey tells The Sun Herald 41-year-old Sue Cunningham was arrested last week on a felony charge of embezzlement. Cooksey says […] [...]

Nonprofit might drop program due to mail scam

by Associated Press Published: January 25,2013

Tags: charitable donation, charity, food pantry, mail fraud, money, nonprofit, steal, theft, thief

JACKSON — Stewpot Community Services and U.S. Postal Service investigators suspect that as much as $100,000 in missing donations were stolen from the charity in a mail fraud scheme over the holidays. Executive director Frank Spencer said Stewpot noticed donations were down sharply between Nov. 27 and Dec. 17 compared to the same period in […] [...]

Restaurant warns customers of possible fraud

by Associated Press Published: January 15,2013

Tags: computer, hack, hacker, hacking, hardware, hospitality, identity theft, restaurant, steal, stealing, technology, theft, thief

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — A Georgia-based restaurant firm says suspicious computer files have been found at some of its locations, prompting it to warn customers about the potential for fraud. Zaxby’s Franchising Inc. said in a statement that the suspicious files might have resulted in unauthorized access to credit and debit card information at more than […] [...]

Small Delta community gets repaid for clerk’s embezzlement

by Associated Press Published: January 10,2013

Tags: city, clerk, embezzle, embezzlement, embezzler, government, repayment, state agency, steal, stealing, theft, thief, town

ANGUILLA — State Auditor Stacey Pickering has presented the town of Anguilla with a $108,000 check to restore funds allegedly embezzled by a former clerk. Pickering says in a news release that an investigation showed town clerk Manika Kelly allegedly embezzled funds from the town’s water and sewer accounts from October 2006 to November 2011. […] [...]

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