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City employee charged with embezzlement


A Booneville city employee is being held on a $250,000 bond after being accused of embezzlement.

Mitzi Gale Stennett, 47, of Booneville was arrested Wednesday by the Prentiss County Sheriff's Department and charged with embezzlement. Bond was set at $250,000 by Justice Court Judge Richard Tollison.

Sheriff Randy Tolar said Stennett was employed by the Booneville Gas and Water Department at the time of the alleged crime. She was arrested after a warrant was issued based on an affidavit signed by Booneville Mayor Chris Lindley.

The case will be presented to the next Prentiss County Grand Jury by investigators with the sheriff's department.