Food workers, pest control contractor accused

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      MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A West Tennessee grand jury has indicted
three people, charging them with stealing from a public school
system's food service budget.
      A news release from the TBI stated Anita "Joyce" Owen and
Jerlene Jones - both of Somerville - and Arnett Montague Sr. of
Memphis were arrested by agents Monday.
      Owen worked as the food service supervisor for Fayette County
schools.
      TBI spokeswoman Kristin Helm said Owen contracted pest control
services to a company owned by Montague and the indictments allege
a scheme of kickbacks, double billing and charges for work not
performed.
      Owen and Montague are accused of pocketing more than $60,000
each.
      Jones - a retired food service employee - is accused of
accepting thousands of dollars in extra pay when Owen added hours
to her time sheet over several years.
 

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