UPDATE: Woman pleads guilty to swindling Crime Stoppers

OXFORD — A 21-year-old Aberdeen woman has been sentenced to three years probation after she pleaded guilty to being part of a conspiracy that allegedly defrauded Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers out of $18,000.

Shawanda Holliday pleaded guilty in February to one count of conspiracy to defraud the organization.

A trial date for West Point officer Boone Lairy and his alleged coconspirator, Nathan Smith, a former Columbus police officer, is set for July 6 in Oxford. An indictment says they allegedly embezzled money from Crime Stoppers for four years.

Kevin Payne, Holliday’s public defender, said Thursday Holliday is ready to testify at the upcoming trial.

The Associated Press

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