Bank employee accused of embezzlement in Starkville

STARKVILLE – A Columbus woman is accused of embezzling more than $30,000 from Cadence Bank in Starkville.

Ashley Smith, 28, was arrested Wednesday by investigators with the Attorney General’s office after her indictment by an Oktibbeha County grand jury on one count of embezzlement.

The bank employee was booked into the Oktibbeha County jail and released on bond. If convicted, she faces up to 10 years in prison.