Adams County clerk arrested on embezzlement charges

Published 5:03 pm Friday, September 15, 2006

Adams County Circuit Clerk Marion L. “Binky” Vines has been released on a $25,000 personal recognizance bond after his arrest for 13 counts of embezzlement.

Vines turned himself in to the sheriff’s department on Thursday. A grand jury in Adams County had indicted Vines, said Ross Aldridge, a state Department of Audit spokesman.

Vines is scheduled to make an initial court appearance Friday in Natchez.

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