Jackson CPA charged with embezzlement

Cuyler Arlin "C.A." Dodson (Source Mississippi Attorney General's Office)

JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) - A Jackson man doing business as a certified public accountant was arrested Friday on charges of felony embezzlement of more than $100,000, announced Attorney General Jim Hood.

Cuyler Arlin Dodson, known as C.A. Dodson, 65, of Jackson, was taken into custody Friday after a search warrant was executed by investigators with the Attorney General’s Office.

Dodson has been charged with nine counts of felony embezzlement for taking money from his clients. Following a disagreement between a client and Dodson, the client discovered Dodson’s scheme after requesting his bank statements from his financial institution. Those statements did not match payments recorded by Dodson, according to the charges.

If convicted, Dodson faces up to 60 years in prison and up to $105,000 in fines.

The case was investigated by Bo Luckey with the AG’s Consumer Protection Division and will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Patrick Beasley.