Woman reports to federal prison

By The Associated Press

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — An Aberdeen woman has been sent to federal prison for four months for violating terms of her probation in a 2009 fraud case involving Crime Stoppers.

Shawanda Holliday was given three years’ probation in 2009 after pleading guilty to being part of a conspiracy that allegedly defrauded Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers out of $18,000.

Holliday pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy.

Court records show Holliday admitted in September to using drugs, leaving the judicial district without permission and failing to pay restitution. The Bureau of Prisons website shows she is in prison in Tallahassee, Fla.

Prosecutors say money was embezzled from Crime Stoppers for four years.