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Ex-state employee gets jail time for embezzling from school

RICHTON — A former state employee is going to prison for embezzlement and forgery, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. Rhonda Gleason, 49, of Richton, was sentenced by Judge Billy Joe Landrum in the First Judicial District of Jones County after pleading guilty to two counts of embezzlement and one count of forgery. The crimes occurred while Gleason was employed ...

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Delta alderman arrested for forging check

BELZONI — According to State Auditor Stacey Pickering, special agents from the Auditor’s Office have arrested Belzoni Alderman Charles Thurman. Thurman has been indicted on one count of uttering forgery by a Humphreys County Grand Jury. Thurman is accused of hiring an unlicensed contractor, George Schroeder, to perform work at City Hall. Following completion of the work, a $4,500 check ...

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Forger-turned-secretary returns to forgery, gets 10 years

BATESVILLE — A 40-year-old Sardis woman has received a 10-year prison sentence after a Panola County Circuit Court jury convicted her of forging a court document. The Commercial Appeal reports Samantha Johnson was convicted after fewer than 15 minutes of deliberation. Judge Jimmy McClure immediately sentenced her to 10 years for composing the fictitious Chancery Court divorce document. Johnson, while ...

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Ex-city clerk guilty of embezzlement, forgery

NEW AUGUSTA — Emily Holder, former city clerk for the town of New Augusta, has pleaded guilty to embezzlement and two counts of forgery. The State Auditor’s Office says the 44-year-old Holder was charged with embezzling over $53,000 from the city by writing checks to herself and forging the mayor’s signature. State Auditor Stacey Pickering tells The Hattiesburg American that ...

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