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Treasurer accused of embezzling money from volunteer fire department

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) – A woman is accused of embezzling money from her volunteer fire department. Sandra Statham was the former treasurer of the Friendship Volunteer Fire Department in Pike County, which is north of Baton Rouge. According to State Auditor Shad White, she was responsible for the fire department’s bank account. She allegedly signed

Former courthouse bookkeeper indicted, arrested

JACKSON, MS (The Vicksburg Post) – Friday, State Auditor Shad White announced special agents from his office, along with deputies from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, arrested former Warren County Tax Collector’s office bookkeeper Paula Hunt. Hunt was arrested for embezzlement by a public official after she was indicted by a grand jury assembled by

Auditor to JC grads: Own your destiny

ELLISVILLE, MS (Laurel Leader-Call) – At the 92nd annual Spring Commencement ceremonies at Jones College, State Auditor Shad White of Sandersville challenged graduates to “own” their destinies, work hard and set a course toward achieving their goals. The University of Mississippi graduate earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and political science and is

3 On Your Side Investigates: State of Corruption

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) – At least once a month, the state auditor says a public official in the Magnolia State gets caught embezzling money — with demands equaling more than $2.5 million since last July. Depending on where you live, that could be your tax dollars. Five years ago, researchers ranked Mississippi the most corrupt

Mississippi schools administrative spending costs teachers, state auditor says

JACKSON, MS (Clarion-Ledger) – With state elections approaching, candidates looking to evade chastisement for the state’s low teacher pay are likely to cast some blame on a familiar foe — administrative spending growth. A review of school district spending from 2007-2017 released by Mississippi Auditor Shad White’s office Tuesday, finding that administrative spending has increased from $822 million

Second woman indicted in Mississippi fire department theft

SUMRALL, Miss. (AP) — A former bookkeeper of a south Mississippi fire department is charged with stealing $69,000 from the agency just months after her predecessor was named on similar charges. Jessica Delancey was indicted and arrested Friday on one count of embezzlement from the Oloh Fire Protection District in Lamar County. She’s free on