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Auditors office returned over $50,000 to taxpayers in February

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) – State Auditor Shad White announced on Tuesday that his office returned $52,780.09 to Mississippi taxpayers last month, after investigations by the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor determined public funds were stolen or misused. A significant amount was recovered from Chris Smith, who was issued a demand letter in January 2019.

Auditor: Town Creek management district made illegal payments

TUPELO • The commissioners of the Town Creek Master Water Management District have illegally paid themselves more than $350,000 over the past two decades, according to an investigation unveiled Monday by state Auditor Shad White. Created by court order in 1961, the Town Creek management district was intended to help prevent flooding and has taxation authority

Health inspector accused of overcharging restaurants has another job title: Holmes County constable

UPDATE: The former state health inspector accused of overcharging the restaurants he inspected has another job title: Holmes County constable. Willie Anderson overcharged restaurants in Holmes County while he worked as a state health inspector for the Mississippi Department of Health, and he then falsified department records and kept the difference in cash, a Holmes County

State Auditor: Former city clerk stole $300K from Bay Springs

BAY SPRINGS, MS (WDAM) – Approximately $300,000 was stolen from the City of Bay Springs after a city clerk got caught up in an international lottery scheme, according to State Auditor Shad White. White announced Wednesday his office has issued a demand for $325,561 from former city clerk Randy James for suspected embezzlement. According to

Carl Nicholson found guilty on all counts in tax fraud case

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) – Former accountant Carl Nicholson has been found guilty on 11 felony counts, including conspiracy to defraud the United States government, four counts of false statement on income tax return and six counts of willfully aiding/assisting in preparation of false tax returns. After hearing four days of testimony, the jury returned the

Auditor’s Office Returns over $350,000 to Mississippi Taxpayers

Today State Auditor Shad White announced his office returned over $350,000 to Mississippi taxpayers on Thursday after investigations by the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor determined public funds were stolen or misused. Significant amounts were recovered from John Cullen, Mary Washington, and Jerome Wyatt. The State Auditor’s Office recovered approximately $126,000 in January from