60-Year-Old Heads To Jail For Embezzling

Carolyn Bell Jones

A woman accused of embezzling more than $60,000 from her employer entered a guilty plea in Coffee County Circuit Court last week. 60-year-old Carolyn Bell Jones of West Doak in Manchester pled from taking the money from Vickers Concrete Reinforcing, Inc. between 2004 and 2011 while she was working as the company’s bookkeeper. She was sentenced to ten years in prison but will be required to serve 365 days in the Coffee County Jail and will remain on probation for 15 years. Jones will also be required to pay $238,000 in restitution to her employer. The TBI investigated the theft. Assistant District Attorney Marla Holloway prosecuted the case and Campbell Smoot represented Jones.