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Ex-bank teller pleads guilty to embezzling for drugs

BILOXI — A Biloxi woman has pleaded guilty to stealing $80,980 from a bank’s vault while she was employed as a vault teller. U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis said in a news release that 29-year-old Ashley Ann Keel entered her plea Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Gulfport. She will be sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Louis Guirola Jr. ...

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Former school administrators accused of embezzlement

OLIVE BRANCH — Three former Olive Branch Middle School staff members will stand trial Jan. 14 in DeSoto County on charges of embezzlement and conspiracy. The Commercial Appeal reports former principal Michael McCoy of Olive Branch, former assistant principal Audrey Phillips of Memphis and former bookkeeper Kelli McGowen of Southaven are accused of taking more than $10,000 from various school ...

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Auditor's Office closes embezzlement investigation

BROOKHAVEN — Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering has closed his office’s investigation into embezzlement by a former Lincoln County Circuit Clerk. Pickering last week delivered a check for more than $61,000 to Lincoln County Supervisors. The Brookhaven Daily Leader reports the check represents the last of the money the auditor’s office says Terry Lynn Watkins had failed to turn over to ...

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Ex-teller accused of stealing for drugs pleads innocent

GULFPORT — A Biloxi woman has pleaded not guilty to stealing $80,980 from a bank’s vault while she was employed as a vault teller. The Sun Herald reports 29-year-old Ashley Ann Keel entered her plea yesterday in U.S. District Court in Gulfport. Her trial is set for Dec. 3. Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker ordered her held without bond Sept. ...

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Missing woman suspected of embezzlement arrested in Texas

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 Sheriff Harold Jones said Reed ...

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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 said Keel was the vault ...

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Missing woman now suspected of embezzlement

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 her employer. She had worked ...

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Trial set for man accused of swindling bowling leagues

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 at his Cotton Bowl Lanes ...

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