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Former Lafayette County employee arrested for embezzlement


JACKSON, Mississippi — A former Lafayette County employee has been arrested for embezzling public funds from the district attorney's office.

State Auditor Stacey Pickering's office, in a news release, said 45-year-old Heather Thomas Peters, of Oxford, was arrested Wednesday after a year-long investigation. Pickering says Peters stole almost $1,800 from the district attorney's Bad Check Unit, which she managed until December 2013. She's also accused of charging another $2,000 on a Walmart credit card belonging to the district attorney's office.

It was unknown if Peters has an attorney who could comment on the case. Bond information was not immediately available.

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