Ellisville resident going to prison for stealing credit cards from vulnerable person

ELLISVILLE, MS (WDAM) - Jackson, MS--An Ellisville man is going to prison for taking and using the credit cards of a vulnerable person residing at the care facility where he worked, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.

Javoske Antwain Marsh, 24, of Ellisville, pleaded guilty Tuesday-- before Circuit Court Judge Billy Joe Landrum in Jones County-- to two counts felonious use of a credit card to obtain goods and services and one count attempted use of a credit card to obtain goods and services.

Marsh was sentenced to five years with four suspended and one to serve on all counts. The sentences are to run concurrently (meaning he will spend one year behind bars). Marsh was also ordered to serve two years post release supervision during which time he is to pay restitution in the amount of $1,750.72, pay $350 in court costs, $1,000 to Crime Victim' Fund, $250 for investigative costs, $1,000 for the use of the public defender's office, $55 a month for post release supervision fee and participate in the 18th Circuit Court Community Service Program.

At the time the crimes were committed, Marsh worked at Magnolia Gardens Assisted Living in Ellisville.  The Attorney General's investigation revealed that Marsh took the VISA and Regions Bank Card of a resident of the facility and ran up charges in excess of $1,700.

The case was investigated and prosecuted by the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.