Woman accused of embezzling more than $74,000 from Texarkana business


A woman accused of attempting to hide more than $74,000 in charges to the company debit card was indicted by a Bowie County grand jury Thursday.

Latisha Nicole Jenkins McMurry, 33, allegedly made personal purchases with business funds to a Bancorp South account using while working in purchasing, accounting and office management for Texarkana Parts and Logistics between July 2014 and February 2016, according to a probable cause affidavit.

McMurry’s employer noticed a shortage in the company’s Bancorp South account and asked McMurry for copies of banking records. The records McMurry provided to her employer were allegedly altered to conceal multiple recurring charges to Capital One, Nissan Finance, Verizon, AT&T, Barclays, Richardson Waste, Southwest Electrical Coop and Dish Network. The records were changed to make it appear the missing money had gone to actual business expenses rather than to McMurry’s financial benefit.

McMurry’s supervisor acquired the account records directly from the bank and compared them to the ones McMurry provided. Texarkana Parks and Logistics alerted Texarkana, Texas, police to the alleged theft telling officials McMurry was the “one person” who had primary use of the company debit card during the time the account came up short by $74,198.10.

McMurry allegedly confessed to the theft during an interview with Texarkana, Texas, detectives last March. If convicted, McMurry faces two to 10 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000. Her case has been assigned to 102nd District Judge Bobby Lockhart.

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