Sumrall bookkeeper charged with stealing

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Jessica Delancey has been indicted and arrested on one count of embezzlement from a Lamar County fire deparment. 

She is charged with stealing $68,719.59 from the Oloh Fire Protection District.  This comes just months after her predecessor was named on similar charges.

Delancey’s predecessor, former Oloh fire treasurer Michelle Barefoot, was indicted in October on charges of embezzling $23,000 from the department.

State Auditor Shad White has demanded that Delancey pay $100,000 to cover the missing money, plus interest and investigation costs. 

Delancey was covered by a $50,000 surety bond, meaning the insurer could repay lost money.

Delancey is free on $10,000 bail and if convicted, she faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.

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