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Couple accused of taking money from dart association

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 several months. Shoemaker says the ...

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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 treatment and three years of ...

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Ex-bank teller to repay $117K, gets jail time for theft

PICAYUNE — A former teller at a Picayune bank has been ordered to repay more than $117,000 she helped steal from the bank’s vault over a year’s time. U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden also sentenced 43-year-old Debra Mitchell, of Carriere, to six months in prison, six months of house arrest and two years of post-release supervision. The Sun Herald reports ...

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Man accused of stealing bowling money to get intervention

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 bowling leagues at his Cotton ...

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Officials track down stolen equipment in N. Miss.

CHOCTAW COUNTY — Investigators from the Mississippi Agricultural and Livestock Theft Bureau (MALTB), the law enforcement division of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, in conjunction with Sheriff Cloyd Halford of the Choctaw County Sheriff’s Department, has seized over $250,000.00 of stolen property. After a lengthy investigation, MALTB investigators and Halford seized the stolen items, which were located on ...

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Man gets time for role in stolen equipment ring

NATCHEZ — Federal court records say Michael Fralick has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison in a scheme to purchase trucks, tractors and other equipment stolen from dealers in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Fralick was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Natchez. He and Jory Sam Tantillo were indicted in February 2012 by a federal grand jury ...

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Ex-teller pleads guilty to taking $117K from bank vault

PICAYUNE — The former head teller of a Picayune bank has pleaded guilty to participating in the theft of $117,000 from a vault. Vonetta Jordan, of Poplarville, pleaded guilty to bank fraud in U.S. District Court in Gulfport. She will be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden on May 23 and faces up to 30 years in prison and ...

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Former court deputy clerk sentenced for embezzlement

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 $20 bond fee over the ...

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Change of plea hearing set for ex-teller accused of theft

PICAYUNE — A change of plea hearing is scheduled tomorrow for the former head teller of a Picayune bank accused of participating in the theft of $117,000 from a bank vault at Union Planters Bank. Vonetta Jordan, of Poplarville, is charged with bank fraud, conspiracy to commit mail fraud and 12 counts of making false entries. Documents in related federal ...

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Former ambulance service director accused of stealing

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 been set at $2,500 by ...

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