Husband and wife arrested for embezzlement

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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department is investigating an embezzlement case involving a husband and wife.

33-year-old Joshua Knost and 38-year-old Shyenne Knost are both charged with multiple counts of embezzling.

Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun says a local business owner came to the department with information about the two after realizing his finances were off.

Calhoun says it isn't often the department handles embezzlement cases.

"Both were employees of a business where the investigation led to the fact that they had taken items of value from that business. Based upon that warrants were issued," Calhoun says.

Joshua is facing seven counts and a total bond of $35,000 and Shyenne is facing six at $30,000 total. The two have since bonded out of jail.