Jackson Man Arrested for Embezzling More than $100,000

December 4, 2018

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

Cuyler Arlin Dodson (AKA: C.A. Dodson), 65, of Jackson, was taken into custody on Friday following a search warrant executed by investigators with the Attorney General’s Office. Dodson has been charged with nine counts of felony embezzlement.

Dodson allegedly used his position as a public accountant to embezzle money from his clients. Dodson is accused of using the trust that he had built with a client to gain access to the client’s checking accounts under the guise that he was handling the client’s expenses.  Following a disagreement between the client and Dodson, the client discovered Dodson’s scheme after requesting bank statements from the client’s financial institution. Those statements did not match payments recorded by Dodson, according to the charges. 

Dodson was booked into the Hinds County Detention Center in Raymond. If convicted, Dodson faces up to 60 years in prison and up to $105,000 in fines. 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.

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

 

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