The Mississippi Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of the embezzlement convictions of the former owners of Salts Funeral Home in Booneville, Miss.
A Lee County jury in 2005 convicted Michael I. Salts and Alice Marie Salts each on three counts of felony embezzlement and one count of misdemeanor embezzlement. Officials accused the Salts of pocketing money that was turned over to them to be paid to a burial insurance company.
Prosecutors said the Salts allegedly kept a total of $6,000 in insurance premiums from six policyholders. They said the Salts allegedly failed to give the money they received to the insurance company or return it to the policyholders.
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