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Auditor demands money from estate of chancery clerk

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Mississippi auditor is demanding payment of $673,000 from the estate of a longtime county official who died in August. Auditor Shad White says Thomas C. Tolliver was overpaid as Wilkinson County chancery clerk. Chancery clerks keep records of divorces, child custody cases and land ownership. They are paid from collected fees

State Auditor Releases Compliance Audit of the State Auditor’s Office

State Auditor Shad White announced today the completion of a compliance audit of his own office. Mississippi law and auditing experts from the Auditor’s compliance audit division reviewed whether employees of the Office of the State Auditor were complying with all the laws that apply to their handling of public money. “The professionals in our

President of Jones County supervisors charged with embezzlement, fraud

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) – The President of the Jones County Board of Supervisors was arrested and charged with embezzlement and fraud on Tuesday. Special agents from State Auditor Shad White’s office arrested Jerome Wyatt after he was indicted by a grand jury on two counts of embezzlement and two counts of fraud, according to

State auditor investigating over $100K in misspent money at Canton municipal utilities

CANTON, MS (WLBT) – Tuesday, State Auditor Shad White announced that civil demands were issued to 12 current and former Canton municipal utilities employees. The demands total $101,829.76 and include principle, interest, and investigative costs. The following demands were issued: Kenneth Wayne Jones – $78,612.81 The late Charles Weems – $4,308.00 Cleotha Williams – $3,722.20

FORMER OLOH VFD TREASURER ARRESTED FOR EMBEZZLEMENT

A former treasurer for the Oloh Fire Department has been arrested for allegedly embezzling thousands of dollars from the organization, including making payments to her personal credit card using the fire department’s bank account. State Auditor Shad White announced Thursday that Michelle Barefoot was arrested this week by special agents from the Mississippi Office of

Former Coldwater town clerk accused of stealing $116K

COLDWATER, Miss. — A former town clerk in northwest Mississippi has been indicted on charges that he stole $116,000 in town money. George Nangah was clerk in the 1,700-resident town of Coldwater from 2014 until he was fired in July 2017. Nangah, a 51-year-old resident of Cordova, Tennessee, was indicted in August on 14 counts