Police: Woman stole more than $1K in rent from apartment tenants


Police: Woman stole more than $1,000 in rent from tenants

A Biloxi woman accused in a scheme in which apartment tenants were swindled out of more than $1,000 is now in jail.

Biloxi police arrested Debra Jean Stacener, 53, of Biloxi, on a charge of felony embezzlement Friday.

The arrest stems from an investigation into the theft of money from her employer, the Southwind-Woodland Towns Apartment Complex at 1667 Irish Hill Drive.

Stacener kept for herself rent payments from tenants over about six months, according to a police report. Taking more than $1,000 from an employer is a felony under state law.

Police took her to the Harrison County Jail where she is held on a $10,000 bond.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or any criminal activity is asked to contact Biloxi police at 392-0641 or Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898.