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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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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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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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Sentencing delayed for woman who bilked investors

FAYETTE — A 53-year-old Natchez woman faces up to 20 years in prison after being convicted of two counts false pretense in Jefferson County. The Natchez Democrat reports Emily Sanders was scheduled to be sentenced Monday, but the sentencing was delayed because her attorneys could not be present. Sanders was arrested in March and charged with embezzlement under contract for ...

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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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