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Insurance agent accused of stealing clients' payments

ST. MARTIN — An insurance agent has been accused of failing to send customers’ insurance payments to insurers. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd said in a press release received by The Sun Herald 35-year-old Chad Michael Davis of St. Martin was arrested Tuesday. Byrd says Davis was charged with two counts of felony false pretense involving two payments, one for ...

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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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AT&T offering reward in effort to solve copper thefts

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 of copper in the last ...

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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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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 Southaven, are accused of taking ...

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Investigators discover stockpile of stolen goods, equipment

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 of $200,000 that was taken ...

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

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 count on the indictment alleges ...

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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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