Ridgeland Police arrested Krista Brown for allegedly embezzling $9,556 from her employer, Material Girls. Material Girls is owned by Whitney Giordano Foster. Ms. Foster said she was the General Manager of Material Girls and worked at the company for over seven years.
The police report states that Ms. Brown had access to the company paypal account. Material Girls sells women's clothing at its retail stores in Ridgeland and Flowood as well as on its website. The company provides payment services through Paypal to online customers. The paypal account allows the merchant to withdraw funds via electronic transfer to a bank account or paper checks issued by Paypal. Ms. Brown directed Paypal to issue her checks drawn on the Material Girls account. The total amount of the checks was $7,674. Ms. Brown also made purchases for herself through the Paypal account.
Ms. Brown apparently said the first check was issued due to a "keystroke
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Ms. Brown posted bond of $5,000 and is scheduled to appear in Ridgeland Municipal Court on January 6, 2015.