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Former school bookkeeper sentenced for stealing money

A former bookkeeper at South Pontotoc School was recently sentenced for stealing money from the school.

Posted: Apr. 24, 2018 6:55 PM
Updated: Apr. 24, 2018 7:04 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - A former bookkeeper at South Pontotoc School was recently sentenced for stealing money from the school.

The state auditor's office says a judge sentenced Dianne Barefield to two years of house arrest and ordered her to pay more than $64,000, which covered the stolen money, interest and costs in recovering the cash.

The sentence stems from a gulity plea to one count of embezzlement.

Barefield worked for the school from 1999 to 2014. 

The case against her started when a complaint was made about missing money from school club and activity accounts.

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