Former Warren Co. circuit clerk pleads guilty to embezzlement charges
WARREN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
Former Warren County Circuit Clerk Shelly Ashley Palmertree pled guilty to 3 felony counts of embezzlement. She was sentenced to 10 years for each count for a total of 30 years with 5 years for each count suspended.
The last 5 years will run concurrently and Palmertree will serve a total of 5 years in prison.
She must pay $12,000 in restitution.
At the times the
crimes were committed, Palmertree took $12,000 from the Warren County Circuit
Clerk Criminal Account and put $7,000 into her own personal account and $5,000
into her Circuit Clerk Fee Account.