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2 women face embezzlement charges in Columbus

(L-R): Duke, Holmes | Photo: Lowndes County jail

Two Columbus women face embezzlement charges in unrelated cases.

Posted: Jan. 7, 2019 11:20 AM
Updated: Jan. 8, 2019 4:41 AM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Two Columbus women face embezzlement charges in unrelated cases.

Tonya Holmes, 42, of Columbus, was arrested on Jan. 2 and charged with embezzlement.

Police say she is accused of cashing more than one check that was not made out to her.

Police are not identifying the affected business.

In a separate case, Lauren Duke, 37, of Columbus, was arrested on Dec. 27 and charged with embezzlement under contract.

She is accused of failing to make payments on a couch and bed rented from a local business.

Police are not identifying the business.

According to police reports, the couch was valued at $1,044, and the bed was valued at $645.

Both women have been released on bail.

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