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Police arrest fugitive linked to Jones Co. fraud case

Demetrius McCollum Demetrius McCollum
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

 The search is over for the alleged mastermind behind a fraud scheme that reached into Jones County.

Authorities said 50-year-old Demetrius McCollum was arrested in Georgia after being on the run since October.

Police said McCollum is wanted on 2 counts to commit embezzlement and multiple fraud- related warrants in Georgia.

Officials said he is connected to the fraud case involving Jones County native Angela Darlene Brown.

Authorities said the scam took more than half a million dollars from the victims. McCollum will be sent back to Mississippi to face prosecution.

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