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Former red cross director pleads guilty to embezzlement

 

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JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A long time American Red Cross official pleaded guilty to embezzlement.

Former Director of Emergency Services for The Pine Belt Chapter of the Red Cross John Matt Everett admitted to stealing $12,000 from The American Red Cross in 2009.

Jones County District Attorney Anthony Buckley said Everett stole the money to support a prescription drug addiction to painkillers.

Buckley said Everett will not serve jail time for embezzlement for various reasons.

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