Franklin-County-UpdateA former Franklin County General District Court employee has pleaded no contest to embezzling about $4,000 from the court clerk’s office. Jennifer Nicole Phillips also agreed to pay restitution. The Roanoke Times reports that the 31-year-old Rocky Mount resident entered her plea on Tuesday in Franklin County Circuit Court. Under the plea agreement, a forgery charge and another embezzlement charge were dismissed. If Phillips complies with the court’s requirements and has no further offenses for 18 months, she will be convicted of misdemeanor embezzlement. She will receive a 12-month suspended sentence against three days she’s already served in jail. Phillips is scheduled to appear in court again in February 2017.