Crime

Poplarville man accused of embezzling thousands from former employer

Paul Bradley Holliday
Paul Bradley Holliday

A Poplarville man has been arrested on charges accusing him of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from a construction company he worked for in Poplarville, according to Attorney General Jim Hood.

Paul Bradley Holliday, 47, surrendered to Pearl River County authorities Wednesday following his indictment on three counts of felony embezzlement.

He is accused of embezzling a total of $268,965.97 over a four-year period ending in 2009.

Authorities did not say what construction company Holliday worked for.

If convicted of all charges, he's facing a maximum prison sentence of 45 years and fines of up to $55,000.

Holliday has been released form custody on a $25,000 bond pending trial.

Ronnie Odom with the Attorney General's Public Integrity Division investigated the case. Special Assistant Attorney General Larry Baker is prosecuting the case.

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