- Associated Press - Monday, March 21, 2016

MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) - A former McComb court clerk convicted of stealing more than $1million in city funds will be eligible for parole by June.

The Enterprise Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1WDl4Il) that Greta Patterson had pleaded guilty to embezzlement in December and was sentenced to two years of house arrest.

Mayor Whitney Rawlings announced at a recent city board meeting that he was surprised that Patterson would be eligible for parole so soon. In a letter to Rawlings, a parole official said non-violent offenders are eligible for parole after serving 25 percent of a sentence.

Stephen Pickett, chairman of the state parole board, said there would be a parole hearing approximately two months before Patterson’s eligibility.

Judge David Strong in February ordered Patterson to pay the city $600 a month.


Information from: Enterprise-Journal, https://www.enterprise-journal.com

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