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Former honor society advisor at Itawamba Community College arrested for embezzlement

Robin Lowe, who oversaw a community college honor society from 2008 to 2023, is accused of stealing over $36,915 in public funds (Photo courtesy of the OSA)

The person once behind an honor society at a local community college has been arrested for embezzlement.

Robin Lowe, the former advisor for Phi Theta Kappa at Itawamba Community College, is said to have stolen over $36,915 in public funds intended for the school’s chapter. Lowe oversaw Phi Theta Kappa from 2008 to 2023. It’s unclear when she allegedly stole the funds.

“We are dedicated to making sure all taxpayer dollars – but especially dollars meant to benefit students – are spent appropriately and not stolen,” State Auditor Shad White said.

According to its website, Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for two-year colleges that offers leadership opportunities to open doors for additional scholarships.

If convicted, Lowe could face up to 20 years in prison. White is demanding she pay back all stolen funds as she could also face additional fines if found guilty.

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