Monday, January 16, 2012

Former Mississippi Banker Sentenced For Embezzling $144K

Lisa Brooks, 45, of Gulfport, Mississippi has pleaded guilty to and been sentenced to 2 years in prison for embezzling nearly $144,000 from Hancock Bank, where she had been employed as an adjuster.  According to authorities, over a period of 2 years, from October 2006 to October 2008, Brooks diverted payments made to the bank for her own benefit.  She has been banned from working in the financial industry and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service.  It should be noted that Chief U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr., who presided over this case, also presided over the case involving a $3.4 million embezzlement from Hancock Bank a couple of years ago perpetrated by Margaret M. Migues and Willie Doris Burney.  

Read the story here and  here.

Hat tip: FraudTalk reader Joe.

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