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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Former Bookkeeper Sentenced In Federal Court

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Linda Joyce Posey Best, 46, of Mobile, was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment for stealing $278,733.56 from Somerby of Mobile, where she was employed as the assistant executive director in the business office.  Best pled guilty to two counts of bank fraud in March of 2016.

United States District Court Judge Kristi K. Dubose imposed the sentence.  The judge ordered that Best was to pay restitution in the amount of $278,733.56 during her five-year term of supervised release, which will commence at the conclusion of the six-month prison sentence.  Judge Dubose also ordered that Tubbs pay $200 in special mandatory assessments.  No fine was imposed. 

The case was investigated by the Mobile Police Department and the Department of Homeland Security Investigations.  It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant United States Attorney Gloria Bedwell.

Updated July 5, 2016