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Pine Belt businessman sentenced for writing bad checks

Kenny Edmonson.  (Photo source: MS Attorney General's Office.) Kenny Edmonson. (Photo source: MS Attorney General's Office.)
Kenny F. Edmonson was arrested by the Hinds County Sheriff's Department on June 14, 2017. (Photo source: Jasper County Sheriff's Dept.) Kenny F. Edmonson was arrested by the Hinds County Sheriff's Department on June 14, 2017. (Photo source: Jasper County Sheriff's Dept.)
JASPER COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

A Laurel man is heading to prison for passing a bad check for heating and air conditioning equipment for his Heidelberg business.

Kenny F. Edmonson was found guilty Monday by a Jasper County jury for passing the bad check in the amount of $5,867.50. He was sentenced to three years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections with two years to serve and one year in an MDOC restitution center.

According to the Mississippi Attorney General's Office, he was also ordered to pay full restitution to the equipment company, as well as $451.50 in court costs.

Edmonson was arrested by the Hinds County Sheriff's Department on June 14, 2017, after the Jasper County Sheriff's Department received a tip of his whereabouts, according to Jasper County Sheriff Randy Johnson. Authorities had been searching for Edmonson since February 2017.

The indictment against Edmonson charged him with presenting a bad check to the company from a checking account that was already closed at the time he wrote the check. The money was intended for heating and air conditioning equipment installed in his Heidelberg business, Onyxs Sounds, LLC.

“Local businesses make up the fabric of our small towns. It’s a shame that there are crooks who try to scam off other local business owners,” said Attorney General Jim Hood. “Thank you to Judge Sorey for sending this man to prison and making sure that the business he ripped off is paid back for their services.”

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