Linda Gale Reed indicted on embezzlement charges - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Linda Gale Reed pleads not guilty to embezzlement charges

Linda Gale Reed was served an indictment in Copiah County jail Friday afternoon. Linda Gale Reed was served an indictment in Copiah County jail Friday afternoon.
COPIAH COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Linda Gale Reed pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of embezzlement during her arraignment hearing Friday morning before Copiah County Circuit Judge Lamar Pickard. Reed was served with an indictment June 7 and is charged with three counts of embezzlement.

The charges involve petty cash and checks written in connection to her employer -- Moore Fabrication.

A Grand Jury met in January, but her case wasn't presented at that time.

Reed's attorney John Reeves said he hasn't received a copy of the indictment but is told there are more than 400 pages of evidence included. Reeves said he wasn't surprised by the indictment.

"It was obvious to me that the local flavor, the frenzy was so hard and so high that they didn't have a choice really, politically, but to indict her. I think in other counties, more populous counties, there's a good chance she would not have been indicted. I don't think they can prove their case," stated Reeves.

A trial date could be as soon as July.

"She's ready to move on. Ready to get this thing over with one way or another and get some resolution in her life. Nobody likes to be in jail. Who does? So she's not enjoying that at all. Who would?" said Reeves.

Reed was reported missing in April 2012. Her status changed from missing to wanted for embezzlement on Oct. 15. An independent audit, along with a federal investigation revealed money missing from the petty cash fund of the business where she was employed.

"What I've seen and heard, the employer kept sloppy books. We'll find out. We've got to get our own CPAs involved in it to look at it," said Reeves.

Her family and authorities searched for nearly five months before Reed was found in Longview, TX. She was working as a bookkeeper under her own name.

Copyright 2013 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Armed suspect shot by Harrison Co. deputy identified as teenage boy

    Armed suspect shot by Harrison Co. deputy identified as teenage boy

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 2:50 PM EST2017-11-22 19:50:22 GMT
    (Photo source: File)(Photo source: File)

    We now know the armed person shot and killed by a Harrison County deputy Monday night was a teenage boy. 

    More >>

    We now know the armed person shot and killed by a Harrison County deputy Monday night was a teenage boy. 

    More >>
  • $1M bond set for Hancock Co. murder suspects

    $1M bond set for Hancock Co. murder suspects

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 1:48 PM EST2017-11-22 18:48:15 GMT

    The father and son charged with killing Philip Whitaker are now each being held on a $1 million bond. Terry and Carl Smith made their initial appearance in court Wednesday.

    More >>

    The father and son charged with killing Philip Whitaker are now each being held on a $1 million bond. Terry and Carl Smith made their initial appearance in court Wednesday.

    More >>
  • Ingalls launches National Security Cutter Midgett

    Ingalls launches National Security Cutter Midgett

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 1:16 PM EST2017-11-22 18:16:58 GMT
    Ingalls Shipbuilding launched the National Security Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) on Nov. 22. (Photo source: Lance Davis/HII)Ingalls Shipbuilding launched the National Security Cutter Midgett (WMSL 757) on Nov. 22. (Photo source: Lance Davis/HII)

    Workers at Ingalls Shipbuilding launched the National Security Cutter Midgett on Wednesday. It's the eighth NSC Ingalls has built for the U.S. Coast Guard, and is set to be christened Dec. 9.

    More >>

    Workers at Ingalls Shipbuilding launched the National Security Cutter Midgett on Wednesday. It's the eighth NSC Ingalls has built for the U.S. Coast Guard, and is set to be christened Dec. 9.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly