Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Brown pleads guilty to embezzling from Material Girls

Krista Brown pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement in Madison County Circuit Court on October 6.  A Madison County grand jury indicted her for embezzling more than $25,000 from Material Girls.  Material Girls is a women's clothing store with retail locations in Ridgeland and Flowood.  It is owned by Whitney Giordiano Foster.  She was arrested in Flowood and Ridgeland and charged with embezzling $46,000 from the two stores in her position as manager. 

Judge John Emfinger sentenced her to three years in prison but suspended the incarceration.   Mrs. Foster told JJ that Ms. Brown made full restitution and paid $46,000 back to her company.  She will also serve five years of supervised probation.  The terms of her probation require her to avoid the use of alcohol and illegal drugs, have a steady job, and submit to drug testing. She must also pay court costs of $498.   She was charged in Rankin County for embezzlement from the Flowood store but that charge was dismissed. Earlier post about Flowood arrest and embezzlement.

Ridgeland police arrested Ms. Brown in December for embezzlement. JJ reported:

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  error" but instead of returning the money she said she "deposited it into her account to help with old bills."  She then transferred $3,000 to herself so she could purchase a Tahoe for a boyfriend, Jacarran Crump. She also confessed to using her company American Express Card to make other purchases for herself.  She then confessed to more Paypal charges of $1,349 for hotel rooms and Victoria's Secret lingerie. Earlier post.
Attorney Cynthia Speetjeens represented Ms. Brown.


Anonymous said...

So, there is essentially no punishment. She paid pad what she stole -- that's not punishment. That's simply paying back the amount she stole -- nothing to compensate the business for lost earnings on that money or the time and effort to audit, etc. She steals and does no time. And understand that there is no way SHE paid this money back anyway. Somebody paid it for her. Theft and no punishment.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good job by C. Speetjens. Wonder where Brown's coming up with that $46k + whatever her attorney fees will be.

Anonymous said...

What a slap on the wrist. She should have faced the hanging judge in rankin and Madison co.

Anonymous said...

That's a very Hinds County-ish punishment. Is there a chubby white girl (with jungle fever) discount in Madison County sentencing?

Anonymous said...

No dope or alcohol may save her from future brain lapses. No $25K per year taxpayer upkeep.Store gets $ back in full.C. Speetjens - great work from the metro area's coolest gal.

Kingfish said...

My understanding was her family paid the money. Hence, we will probably see her in trouble again down the road. We've seen it happen all too often on this website. No, her mom's name is not Nan.

Anonymous said...

Speetjens is a darn good lawyer. Would be my first call.

Anonymous said...

I just want to know do Jacarran have to give up his ride

Anonymous said...

You do the crime, you should do the time. Not fair she got off free

Anonymous said...

Wait, you say somebody paid a debt that they did not owe on behalf of another who owed a debt she could not pay? Scandalous. Next you will tell me that the payer did so sacrificially and as an act of unconditional love.

PittPanther said...

Interesting question, but I'm leaning towards "no", he gets to keep the car.

Likely the embezzled money was commingled with her own, so there's no way to tell which of her expenses were paid by the theft and which were paid from her own money. It's not like she directly stole the car.

Anonymous said...

Proud parents I'm sure. Buying her man a ride with stolen money. Sounds like Madison county parenting to me!

Anonymous said...

"I just want to know do Jacarran have to give up his ride"
October 20, 2015 at 1:39 PM

Me, too! Also, I'm wondering if he'll have to give up his vehicle.

Two 4 me two 4 you... said...

You expect me to believe that a thief would 'co-mingle' stolen money with her own stash? Say it ain't so. Surely, for bookkeeping and tax purposes, they would keep the money separate. At least until the audit.

Anonymous said...

As usual, it's good to be white. I recommend it to everyone.

Anonymous said...

Kingfish, if you will call Jacarran and ask if he
help pay some of this back, I will once again send
some money by paypal. I bet he is mad at her since she
can't do much for him now.....

Anonymous said...

She is stupid to steal for him, if that's the case. I bet she is a thief because she wants to, don't blame him. He was not arrested she was!

Anonymous said...

This girl's mother was caught embezzling from her employer, a local attorney, years ago. The apple is staying pretty close to the tree.

Anonymous said...

Yes, the apple did not fall far from the tree in this case. A thief is a thief is a thief. We will all answer one day.

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