A 50-year-old woman was charged with felony embezzlement for allegedly stealing around $71,000 from a Toyota dealership in Philadelphia, Miss.
A 50-year-old woman has been charged with felony embezzlement for allegedly stealing about $71,000 from a Toyota dealership in Philadelphia, Miss., local station WTOK reported. Philadelphia is in central Mississippi, northeast of Jackson.
Latisha Jones Smith was formerly the comptroller for Doc’s Toyota, according to WTOK. Smith had been let go by Doc’s Toyota on Jan. 5 for undisclosed reasons unrelated to the embezzlement charges, WTOK reported. The store had been auditing its books in the intervening months, according to WTOK.
Doc’s Toyota and Smith declined to comment. .
Smith might be facing additional charges in Louisville, Miss., from when the dealership was located there. Sean Holdiness, chief of the Louisville Police Department, told Automotive News that charges are likely to be filed against Smith upon completion of their investigation.
Smith has since posted bail, WTOK reported.