Former Mississippi court clerk charged with stealing nearly $200,000 in fines

Published 11:03 am Wednesday, October 4, 2017

State Auditor Stacey Pickering says a former court clerk facing felony embezzlement charges stole nearly $200,000, according to the Associated Press.

Katherine Rich Dennis, once a municipal court clerk in Pearl, was indicted in August for allegedly pocketing court fines in 2014 and 2015.

Pickering could bring a civil lawsuit if Dennis doesn’t pay $238,000 by Oct. 20 to cover “lost money, interest and investigation costs.”

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Dennis is free on $20,000 bail.