White Parole Board Update

A Houston County woman who confessed to one of the largest embezzlement schemes in the history of the Wiregrass has been denied parole for the second time in less than six months.

Sixty-four-year-old Grace White pled guilty last February to stealing more than $400,000 from the Wiregrass Ginning Company where she worked.

White was sentenced to 20-years but in January, the State Parole Board considered her for early release. District Attorney Doug Valeska went to Montgomery and convinced the board to keep White behind bars.

She wasn't supposed to be eligible for parole again until next year, but Valeska had to go back to Montgomery for another parole hearing yesterday.

Valeska says White is not supposed to be eligible for parole again until May of 2006.