Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Mississippi Court Clerk Indicted For Embezzling $131K

Terry Lynn Watkins, 56, of Brookhaven, Mississippi and the Lincoln County Circuit Clerk, has been indicted on charges she embezzled some $131,000 from court coffers. Authorities allege that Watkins misappropriated funds from county criminal and civil accounts. She was indicted on eight counts of embezzlement by a public official. According to the indictment, the misappropriations occurred over a three year period between 2004 and 2006.

Read the story here and here.

Update (1/7/11): Circuit Judge William Coleman dismissed an 8 count indictment that accused Lincoln County Circuit Clerk Terry Lynn Watkins with eight counts of embezzlement.

Update (1/9/12): Terry Lynn Watkins, now 57, resigned as Lincoln County Circuit Clerk after pleading guilty to properly deposit county monies.

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