MPD Charges Davis with Embezzlement

Meridian, Miss. The Meridian Police Department says it has charged the former executive director of a community organization.

MPD says 52-year old Martha L. "M'Lea" Davis is being charged with embezzlement.

Investigators say Davis allegedly embezzled money from the Community Foundation of East Mississippi, Inc. while serving as executive director from July 2010 to February 2014.

Davis was terminated from the organization earlier this month. At the time, the board said it was due to
"suspicious financial activity" discovered in late January.

Bond for Davis has been set at $50,000.