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Mississippi court clerk indicted for overpaying self, fake court cases

BELZONI, Miss. — A Mississippi court clerk has been indicted and arrested on charges that he overpaid himself and created fake court cases to drive up fees he collected, officials said. Humphreys County Chancery Court Clerk Lawrence Browder was indicted Monday on one count of making fraudulent statements. Mississippi Auditor Shad White said Browder was arrested

Former water association president accused of embezzling $100K

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) – A former president of the Mt. Gilead-Improve Water Association in Marion County has been arrested and charged with embezzling more than $100,000 from the water association. A news release from the Marion County Sheriff’s Department said Marcus Hull was arrested Thursday and charged with embezzlement after an investigation involving the Mississippi

Mississippi auditor files papers to seek 4-year term

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Republican appointed to become Mississippi auditor last year is now running for a full four-year term. Shad White filed his qualifying papers Tuesday at the state Republican Party headquarters. White says in a video posted to social media that he will “continue to be aggressive in finding embezzlement and fraud.”

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