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Corinth Woman Charged With Fraud

CORINTH, Miss. — A Corinth resident has been arrested for felonious identity theft and fraudulent use of another person’s debit card, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.

Bridget Wright, age 49, of Corinth, was arrested Wednesday by Investigators with the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Wright was indicted by a Prentiss County Grand Jury on one count felonious identity theft and one count felonious use of another person’s debit card number for the purpose of obtaining anything of value.

The indictment alleges that between May 8, 2013 and June 20, 2013, Wright used the victim’s debit card at the ATM machine to withdraw on three separate occasions money from victim’s account totaling $580.

Wright was booked into Prentiss County jail with a bond set at $10,000. If convicted, she faces up to 20 years behind bars and $15,000 in fines. As with all cases, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

This case is being investigated and prosecuted by the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office Medicaid Fraud Control Unit