A Columbia woman is facing up to 10 years in prison for allegedly stealing money from a vulnerable person.
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said Devina Williamson, 34, is charged with exploitation of a vulnerable adult.
Lamar County School District Superintendent Tess Smith confirms Williamson is a teacher at Purvis High School. Smith said Williamson is still an employee at the school.
According to Hood, Williamson was charged after making $250 in unauthorized purchases using the debit card of a vulnerable person.
Williamson turned herself in to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office on Friday. She was booked into the Marion/Walthall Correctional Facility on a $10,000 bond.
In addition to the 10-year prison sentence, Williamson could also have to pay $10,000 in fines if she is found guilty.
The case was investigated by the Attorney General’s Vulnerable Adult Unit.
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