Former probation officer arrested for job-related embezzlement | Crime
The following is a press release from the Mississippi Attorney General:
A former probation officer in Tunica County has been arrested for embezzlement, confirmed Attorney General Jim Hood.
Patricia Nicole Brown, 40, of Hernando was arrested Tuesday in a joint operation between investigators of the Attorney General’s Public Integrity Division and the Mississippi Department of Corrections Investigations Division.
Brown was arrested based on a warrant signed by 11th Judicial District Circuit Judge Charles Webster charging her with three counts of embezzlement. Brown is alleged to have, while employed by MDOC as a probation officer, embezzled “probation offender fees”. Brown is accused of taking fees, to which she was not due ,and using them for her own personal expense. Brown has since resigned from her job as a probation officer.
As a law enforcement officer, Brown was due a probable cause hearing which she and her attorney waived.
If convicted, she faces up to 20 years behind bars. As with all cases, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.