PERS Employee Accused Of Pocketing $65,000 In Benefits

By MississippI PEP Staff | November 23rd, 2017 at 6:40 am

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An employee with Mississippi’s state retirement system (PERS) accused of pocketing $65,000 in benefits that were not hers turned herself in to authorities Tuesday, announced Attorney General Jim Hood.

Amanda Combs, 31, of Brandon, turned herself in to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, after being indicted on three counts of embezzlement by a public employee. While working in the payments processing division at the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), Combs allegedly redirected $65,000 of retiree and beneficiary payments into her own accounts.

READ: Mississippi’s state retirement system employee arrested for embezzlement