Posts Tagged ‘thief’

Missing woman suspected of embezzlement arrested in Texas

by Associated Press Published: October 26,2012

Tags: arrest, crime, criminal, embezzle, embezzlement, embezzler, law, law enforcement, legal, missing, steal, stealing, theft, thief

HAZLEHURST — A Central Mississippi sheriff says a local woman wanted for embezzlement has been arrested in East Texas. Linda Gale Reed disappeared in late April and her relatives feared she might be dead. Reed, 65, was picked up yesterday morning in Longview, Texas, and was in jail last night in Copiah County. Copiah County […] [...]

AT&T offering reward in effort to solve copper thefts

by Chris Elkins Published: October 24,2012

Tags: cable, cabling, copper, crime, criminal, infrastructure, reward, steal, stealing, telecommunication, telephone, theft, thief, utility

LAUDERDALE COUNTY — AT&T is offering a reward of up to $1,000 to solve incidents of copper theft from telephone cables. The reward is for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible. WTOK TV reports the thefts happened in Meridian and Lauderdale County. AT&T says the steady rise in the market price […] [...]

Ex-bank teller indicted for stealing to support drug habit

GULFPORT — A former bank employee has been indicted on a federal charge of stealing more than $80,000 from a Hancock Bank branch in Biloxi to support her drug habit. Ashley Keel was indicted this week, but she had been charged in a criminal complaint in September. A complaint in U.S. District Court in Gulfport […] [...]

Former school officials charged with conspiracy, embezzlement

OLIVE BRANCH — Three former Olive Branch Middle School staff members are facing a single count each of conspiracy and embezzlement after they were indicted by a DeSoto County grand jury. The Commercial Appeal reports former principal Michael McCoy, of Olive Branch, former assistant principal Audrey Phillips, of Memphis, and former bookkeeper Kelli McGowen, of […] [...]

Investigators discover stockpile of stolen goods, equipment

by MBJ Staff Published: October 19,2012

Tags: agriculture, arrest, ATV, equipment, gun, law enforcement, search warrant, state agency, steal, stolen, theft, thief, tractor, vehicle

CLAIBORNE COUNTY — Investigators with the Mississippi Agricultural and Livestock Theft Bureau, the law enforcement division of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC), in conjunction with the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, have seized a large amount of stolen property and equipment valued in excess […] [...]

Missing woman now suspected of embezzlement

by Associated Press Published: October 16,2012

Tags: crime, criminal, embezzle, embezzlement, embezzler, kidnap, law enforcement, missing person, steal, theft, thief

CRYSTAL SPRINGS — Linda Gale Reed, a Copiah County woman last seen on April 29, is now wanted for embezzlement. Sheriff Harold Jones says an audit and investigation have revealed money missing from the petty cash fund at Moore Fabrications and Machine, where the 65-year-old Reed was bookkeeper. Jones says Reed had check-writing authority at […] [...]

Ex-employee pleads not guilty to stealing $200K+

by Associated Press Published: October 8,2012

Tags: bench, court, embezzle, embezzlement, employee, judge, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, law firm, not guilty, notary, plea, plead, steal, stealing, theft, thief, worker

ABBEVILLE — An Abbeville woman has been indicted on embezzlement charges for allegedly stealing more than $200,000. The Oxford Eagle reports that the indictment alleges Valerie Harmon took $20,267 between March-November 2011 while she was an employee for Action Collections, which was owned by the law firm where she worked as a notary. A second […] [...]

Trial set for man accused of swindling bowling leagues

by Associated Press Published: September 27,2012

Tags: athletics, bowling, court, embezzle, embezzlement, embezzler, judge, judicial, judiciary, justice, league, sports, steal, stealing, theft, thief, trial

HERNANDO — A trial date of Dec. 10 has been scheduled for a Tennessee man for allegedly embezzling prize money from bowling leagues. The Commercial Appeal reports 70-year-old Tommy Hart of Collierville, Tenn., was indicted by a DeSoto County grand jury on a charge that he embezzled nearly $47,000 in prize money from bowling leagues […] [...]

Son accused of burglarizing his family’s store

by Associated Press Published: August 20,2012

Tags: arrest, break-in, burglar, burglary, drugstore, Family Business, father, law enforcement, mother, pharmacy, son, theft, thief

MOSS POINT — One of two Pascagoula men accused of a break-in at Burnham Drug Store is the son of the owners. The Sun Herald reports William McKinney, son of store owners John and Wendy McKinney, was arrested. Christopher Kirkland also was arrested. Another suspect, a juvenile, is still being sought. Moss Point police chief […] [...]

Southern Pine EPA suspends e-payments due to phishing scams

by Associated Press Published: July 9,2012

Tags: cooperative, elecvtricity, elecvtronic payment, energy, identifity theft, phishing, power, scam, scheme, steal, stealing, thief, utility

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 […] [...]

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