Woman charged with grand larceny, reportedly stole from former mayor’s residence

Published 12:39 am Tuesday, February 6, 2018


NATCHEZ — A Natchez woman was arrested Monday for allegedly stealing from the residence of former Natchez Mayor Butch Brown.

Courtney Illagan, 26, 159 Cresent Drive, was arrested on a charge of grand larceny after allegedly stealing several items and using the PayPal account of Brown’s wife, Shields Brown.

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Adams County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Cal Green said Illagan was being employed by Shields Brown at the time of the theft.

Illagan allegedly used Shields Brown’s PayPal — an electronic commerce company that allows for the online purchase and transfer of money — to buy more than $1,000 worth of goods.

Green said Illagan also allegedly stole a laptop, ring and vacuum cleaner.

Green said Shields Brown reported the theft in the sheriff’s office.

Illagan was released Monday after posting a $5,000 bond.