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Businessman with key to the city arrested in Lumberton

Smith's business after police surrounding the building with tape on Wednesday Smith's business after police surrounding the building with tape on Wednesday
LUMBERTON, MS (WDAM) -

A Lumberton businessman who once received the key to the city was arrested by Lumberton police Wednesday morning.

Miles Smith, known as "The Bishop" to local residents, is facing six counts of felony forgery in Gulfport. The charges against Smith in Gulfport stem from alleged fraudulent hiring practices. Lumberton police said Smith could also face possible identity theft charges in Lumberton.

Smith was believed to be opening a new tool and die manufacturing business in the old Movie Star building on Main Street next to City Hall. A line of people applying for jobs were present when he was arrested.

Lumberton's Mayor Miriam Holder and Alderman Quincy Rogers recently awarded Smith the key to the city for bringing a new business to Lumberton. 

He is currently being held in the Lamar County Jail.

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