Wednesday, August 12, 2009
2 Former Employees Of Mississippi Bank Investigated In $1 Million Embezzlement Case
Margaret S. Migues and Doris "Willie" Burney are being investigated for stealing more than $1 million from elderly customer accounts at the Hancock Bank in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, where they had been employed as branch operations manager and teller, respectively. The two former employees were fired from the bank last month after an internal investigation revealed the thefts. The bank has referred the case to the FBI. At this time, neither Migues (pictured to the left) or Burney (pictured to the right) have been charged. The internal investigation revealed that the two had taken funds from more than 20 accounts and that they had targeted elderly customers. The bank has reportedly replaced the funds with interest in the affected accounts.