Woman charged for embezzlement


District Attorney Joel Smith announced today that 53-year-old Melinda Rosetti-Spence pled guilty to one count of embezzlement from the Pink Hearts Foundation at the Harrison County Courthouse in Gulfport.

Rosetti-Spence previously served as treasurer for the Pink Hearts Foundation, a charity that provides wigs for children and adults with hair loss disorders including patients receiving cancer treatment.

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Today, the defendant admitted cashing checks from March 2015 through June 2016 which totaled over $260,000 for her own personal benefit.