By Josh Mitchell
Corinth Today News Editor
A Corinth man was recently arrested for allegedly using the account of a Minnesota business to make unauthorized purchases totaling around $1,900 at a Corinth auto parts store, police said.
A woman connected to the case was also arrested and charged with possession of meth, child abuse and accessory to false pretense, said Corinth Police Department Detective Capt. Dell Green.
The male suspect is Brian Mock, 46, and the female suspect is Marie Almond, 39, Green said.
In addition to the false pretense charge for the alleged use of the Minnesota business’ account, Mock is also charged with possession of meth, Green noted.
Almond previously worked for the Minnesota business and had the account information, which Mock allegedly used to make two purchases totaling $1,900 at the same Corinth auto parts store, Green said.
Corinth Police received a report from the auto parts store in May regarding the alleged unauthorized purchases made under the account of the Minnesota business, Green said.
Police were in the process of investigating that case when officers responded to a report a week later about someone trying to get into a unit at the Meadowbrook Apartments. Corinth Police responded to that call, which turned out to be a misunderstanding, and smelled marijuana after making contact with Almond at her apartment, Green said.
The Corinth Police narcotics unit was called, and a search warrant was obtained, resulting in the alleged discovery of a half-gram of meth and paraphernalia while a 13-year-old child was present, Green said.
The Mississippi Department of Human Services was contacted, and the child was turned over to a family member, Green said.
Mock was not present at the apartment when that incident occurred, but he was already a suspect in the false pretense case from the week before, Green noted. Since Mock was known to stay at the residence, he was also charged with possession of meth.
A warrant was issued for Mock, and he was arrested by the McNairy County Sheriff’s Office a few days ago and turned over to Corinth Police, Green said.