FORMER HINDS COUNTY DEPUTY SHERIFF FACING CHARGES OF EXPLOITATION AND FORGERY

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (RealEstateRama) — A former Hinds County deputy sheriff is facing charges that she exploited a vulnerable person and committed forgery, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.

Alice Holly, 55, of Jackson, was indicted by a Hinds County Grand Jury for one count of exploitation of a vulnerable person and one count of forgery. She was booked into the Hinds County Jail and released on a $10,000 bond.

The indictment accuses Holly of closing the victim’s bank account and transferring more than $5,000 to her personal account. While the victim was in a behavioral center, Holly allegedly had the victim sign over power of attorney to her. Holly is accused of then using that power to execute a quit claim deed to transfer the victim’s property into her own name, and then selling it and keeping the proceeds for herself. In addition, Holly is accused of forging the signature of a second victim on a change-of-ownership form for a life insurance policy and making herself the beneficiary of the policy.

If convicted of exploitation, Holly faces up to 10 years in prison. She faces up to 15 years in prison for the forgery count. As with all cases, a charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The Hinds County Sheriff’s Office assisted with this case, which is being investigated by Jamie Patrick and will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Marvin Sanders of the Attorney General’s Vulnerable Adult Unit.

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