Sentencing in embezzlement case in Lowndes County

By The Associated Press

COLUMBUS — A 62-year-old Columbus woman has been sentenced to 10 years for embezzling $474,238 from her employer.

WCBI-TV in Columbus reports that Bernice Lile was sentenced this week by Lowndes County Circuit Judge Lee Coleman.

Prosecutors say Lile worked at Gordman Insurance and admitted taking $800 or more a day between January 2010 and September 2011 and giving much of the money to others.

Lile was also head of the Lowndes County E-911 board at the time of her arrest, but resigned shortly after the arrest.