JUDGE SIGNS FINAL JUDGMENT AGAINST PALMERTREE’S BOND

JACKSON, MS – Hinds County Chancery Court Judge Dewayne Thomas ruled in favor of the Office of the State Auditor today, ordering former Warren County Circuit Court Clerk Shelly Ashley Palmertree’s bonding company, Western Surety, to pay $300,000 to the taxpayers of Warren County.
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State Auditor Makes Major Arrests in Alcorn County Including Sheriff

JACKSON- State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced today the arrest of Alcorn County Sheriff Charles Rinehart, Teddy Null and Pamela Denise Null, Owners of Cars for Less, following a 10 count indictment each for fraud and conspiracy by an Alcorn County Grand Jury.
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State Auditor Issues Demand Against Former Vicksburg High School Employee

JACKSON- State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced today his office has issued a demand in the amount of $11,756.89 to former Vicksburg High School Football Coach, Alonzo Stevens. The amount represents $6,237.39 Principal, $1,203.06 Interest, and $4,316.44 Investigative costs.
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State Auditor Issues Demand Against Former Tallahatchie Deputy Clerk

JACKSON-State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced today that Essie Adams, former Deputy Clerk with the Tallahatchie County Tax Collector’s Office, has been indicted by a Tallahatchie County Grand Jury on one count of embezzlement.
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State Auditor Issues Demand Against Former DPS Chief of Staff

JACKSON- State Auditor Stacey Pickering’s office has issued a demand in the amount of $5,967.42 to former Chief of Staff of the Department of Public Safety (DPS), Gale Mills.
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Former City of Picayune Employee Pleads Guilty to Fraud

JACKSON, MS – State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced today that Gregory Madison Kerr, former employee of the City of Picayune, has plead guilty in the Pearl River Circuit Court.

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Auditor Issues Demand Against Former Pontotoc County Deputy Chancery Clerk

JACKSON – State Auditor Stacey Pickering’s office has issued a demand of $13, 934.97 to former Pontotoc County Deputy Chancery Clerk Allison Stegall.
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Terry Mayor Arrested Following Indictment for Embezzlement

Jackson, MS—The Mayor of the City of Terry has been arrested on charges he embezzled from the City, announced State Auditor Stacey Pickering and Attorney General Jim Hood jointly today.

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Former Lafayette County Employee Arrested for Embezzlement

JACKSON, MS – Heather Thomas Peters, of Oxford, was arrested today on charges of embezzling public funds from the Lafayette County District Attorney’s Office according to State Auditor Stacey Pickering.

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Pickering Recovers $197,000 for Itawamba County

FULTON, Miss. – Itawamba County citizens got good news today from State Auditor Stacey Pickering when he appeared before their Board of Supervisors with $197,963.55, recovered from Chancery Clerk Jim Witt’s bonding company.

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