Hub City man charged with embezzlement

Hub City man charged with embezzlement
Mackenzie Johnson/Photo credit: Forrest County Jail

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg man is behind bars and facing an embezzlement charge after he was arrested at a Hub City Wal-Mart.

Mackenzie Johnson, 21, who was employed at Wal-Mart at 5901 Highway 49 was arrested Tuesday and charged with embezzlement.

"It was learned by loss prevention that over the past month, Johnson had been voiding transactions and allowing people to keep the merchandise," Hattiesburg Police Lt. Jon Traxler said.

According to Traxler, the total in the theft was over $1,000 in value.

If you have any information regarding the case, contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP.