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Two Charged in Separate Embezzlement Cases





COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) — Two area residents are charged with stealing from their former employers.

Amy Burke, 38, of Caledonia, and Bryant Turner, 25, of Vernon, Ala., both are charged with embezzlement, according to Columbus police.

Burke was the former manager at Falcon Lair Apartments in Columbus. When a new manager took over, she discovered it appeared Burke had been taking rent payments made by money order and converting them to her own use.

She’d been manager at the complex for 12 years without any problems until recently.

Turner was charged with taking an undetermined amount of cash from Books-A-Million.

Both are free on $5,000 bonds.