Mississippi woman arrested for embezzlement by public employee

Mississippi woman arrested for embezzlement by public employee

JACKSON, MS (WDAM) - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood announced the arrest of a Brandon woman after being indicted for three counts of embezzlement by a public employee.

Amanda Combs, 31, turned herself in to the Warren County Sheriff's Office after allegedly pocketing $65,000 in benefits while she was an employee of Mississippi's state retirement system.

Combs is accused of redirecting the the funds of retiree and beneficiary payments into her own account while working in the payments processing division at the Public Employees' Retirement System. If convicted, Combs faces up to 60 years in prison and $15,000 in fines.

The case was investigated by Roger Wade and will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Jim Giddy, both of the AG's Public Integrity Division.