A former Northeast Mississippi Community College accounting employee is accused of illegally taking more than $50,000 from the college.

State Auditor Shad White has announced the arrest of Amy Haynie following her indictment for embezzlement. She surrendered to agents at the Prentiss County Jail and bond was set at $10,000.

The state auditor’s office issued a demand letter for $68,762.87 including interest and investigative costs.

She is accused of embezzling funds from a college petty cash fund and from students when they paid various fees. The investigation revealed Haynie allegedly took over $57,000 from the college between May 2016 and February 2020. She allegedly was able to manipulate records of how cash was collected and deposited to hide the crime.

If convicted, Haynie faces up to 20 years in prison and $5,000 in fines. The auditor noted all persons arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. The case will be prosecuted by the office of District Attorney John Weddle.

Banner Independent Editor

Managing editor of the Daily Corinthian’s sister newspaper, Booneville’s Banner-Independent, Brant Sappington has been a member of the Daily Corinthian family since 2001.

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