Indianola woman faces embezzlement charges

Indianola woman faces embezzlement charges

JACKSON, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the Mississippi Attorney General's Office.

Bobbie Fleming, 66, of Indianola, has been indicted by the Sunflower County Grand Jury on two counts of embezzlement, announced Attorney General Jim Hood.

Fleming turned herself into Sunflower County authorities Thursday, September 17, following an investigation by the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.  Fleming owned an unlicensed care facility in Inverness, Mississippi.  The investigation revealed that Fleming allegedly embezzled $5,342.11 from one resident, and $1,143.38 from a different resident.  Both victims were residents of the same care facility.

If convicted, Fleming faces up to five years behind bars and a $5,000 fine on one count and 10 years behind bars and a $25,000 fine on the other count. She was released on a $10,000 bond and is awaiting trial. As with all cases, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in the court of law.

This case was investigated by Norman Young and will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Treasure Tyson of the Mississippi Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

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