Special Agent Campbell Receives “Top Cop” Honor

JACKSON – Josh Campbell from the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) was a recipient of the “Top Cop” award on Thursday, May 18, at the Mississippi Trade Mart. A resident of Belden, Mississippi, Campbell first joined the Office of State Auditor, County Division in 2011 after graduating from Ole Miss. He later transferred to the Investigations Division and graduated from MLEOTA.
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Office of State Auditor Arrests and Issues Demand Against Former Bookkeeper of South Pontotoc School

JACKSON, Miss. – On Thursday, May 18, 2017, Special Agents from the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) arrested Former Bookkeeper for South Pontotoc School Dianne Barefield on the charge of embezzlement. OSA then issued a demand of $62,646.29 to Barefield, which covered the loss, interest, and the cost of recovery.
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State Auditor Releases the FY 2016 Single Audit of Mississippi

JACKSON—April 27, 2017—State Auditor Stacey Pickering released the annual statewide Single Audit of Mississippi for Fiscal Year 2016, which ended June 30, 2016. The audit was conducted in accordance with the requirements of the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996, the provisions of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (contained in Title 2 of the U.S. code of Federal Regulations Part 200), and the State of Mississippi’s audit requirements.
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State Auditor Arrests and Issues Demand Against Prentiss County Justice Court Clerk

JACKSON, Miss. – On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, Special Agents from the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) arrested Prentiss County Justice Court Clerk Donna Inman on the charge of embezzlement. OSA issued a demand of $6,335.92 to Inman which covered the loss, interest, and the cost of recovery.
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Auditor Pickering’s Statement Regarding Diamondhead

On Tuesday, January 31, 2017, the State Auditor met with four Diamondhead council members at city hall. The State Auditor’s purpose for this visit was to provide a copy of a recent performance review of the City of Diamondhead to these members.
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Former Alcorn County Sheriff, Nulls Enter Guilty Pleas

Jackson, Miss—State Auditor Stacey Pickering announces Charles Rinehart, former Sheriff of Alcorn county and Teddy Null and Pamela Denise Null, of Corinth, pled guilty to 2 counts of conspiracy to defraud and 2 counts of fraud against Alcorn county.
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Former Deputy Tax Collector of Tallahatchie County Sentenced

Jackson, Miss –State Auditor Stacey Pickering announces Deltra Young, former Deputy Tax Collector for Tallahatchie County, pled guilty to one count of embezzlement and was sentenced to serve 18 months of supervised probation in the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
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State Auditor Arrests and Issues Demand Against Former New Albany Municipal Court Clerk

JACKSON, Miss. – Special Agents from the State Auditor’s Office arrested former New Albany Municipal Court Clerk, Jennifer Galloway, after she was indicted on one count of embezzlement by a Union County Grand Jury. In addition to today’s arrest, Galloway was issued a demand in the amount of $334,680.64.
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Former MSU Employee Arrested for Embezzlement

JACKSON, MS – State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced today that former Mississippi State University (MSU) employee, Susan Holder, 63, surrendered herself to the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, September 2.
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Former Deputy Clerk Arrested for Embezzlement

JACKSON—State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced today that former Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Clerk Stephanie Cooper, 33, surrendered herself to the Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, September 6, on charges of embezzlement.
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