Coldwater Public Works Supervisor Arrested and Issued Demand

JACKSON, Miss. – On Monday, August 7, 2017, the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor issued a demand of $795.36 against Town of Coldwater Public Works Supervisor, Wayne Hayes. He was indicted for purchasing parts for a personal vehicle with city funds and was arrested by OSA Special Agents and charged with embezzlement. The demand issued includes investigative costs and interest.
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OSA Director of Special Projects Samantha Atkinson Honored as Top State Employee

JACKSON, Miss. – Samantha “Sam” Atkinson from the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor (OSA) was the recipient of the 2017 Excellence in State Government Award on Thursday, August 3. Former State Auditor and current Governor Phil Bryant presented the award at a ceremony in his office.
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GreenTech Automotive Inc. Case Referred to Office of Attorney General

JACKSON, Miss. – State Auditor Stacey Pickering issued a demand against GreenTech Automotive, Inc. on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. GreenTech Automotive Inc. has defaulted upon their agreement with the taxpayers of Mississippi, therefore, the Office of the State Auditor will now refer the case to the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office.
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Mississippi Office of State Auditor Issues Demand Against Former Hancock County Justice Court Employee

JACKSON, Miss. – On Friday, July 28, 2017, Special Agents from the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor (OSA) arrested former Hancock County Justice Court Employee, Dana Sue Beaman, on the charges of embezzlement and making false entries in public records. The OSA also issued a demand of $197,408.94, which accounts for the embezzled amount, interest, and recovery costs.
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Auditor’s Office Issues Report Outlining GreenTech Automotive Inc. Case

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Office of the State Auditor has released a report detailing findings regarding GreenTech Automotive Inc. The report outlines articles of agreement upon which GreenTech failed to perform.
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State Auditor Stacey Pickering Issues Demands against GreenTech Automotive Inc.

JACKSON, Miss. – GreenTech Automotive Inc., located in Robinsonville, MS owes the state of Mississippi nearly $5 Million, and State Auditor Stacey Pickering is ordering that the money be repaid with interest and investigative costs.
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Former Coordinator of North Central Mississippi Crime Stoppers Arrested for Embezzlement

Jackson, Miss –Special Agents from the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) arrested Elijah Wilson, former Coordinator of the North Central Mississippi Crime Stoppers (NCMCS), after being indicted on two counts of embezzlement by a Marshall County Grand Jury.
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OSA Report Reveals MS Office of Capital Post-Conviction Counsel Has Serious Deficiencies

Jackson, Miss – The Mississippi Office of Capital Post-Conviction Counsel (CPCC) has a severe lack of internal controls, questionable hiring practices, and an uncertain oversight mechanism, according to a report released by the Office of the State Auditor.
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State Auditor’s Office Arrests Former Wayne County School District Employees for Embezzlement

Jackson, Miss—State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced that former employees of the Wayne County School District (WCSD) turned themselves in Friday morning to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.
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State Auditor Stacey Pickering is President of National State Auditors Association

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Stacey E. Pickering, Mississippi State Auditor, was named president of the National State Auditor’s Association (NSAA) on Thursday, June 15, after being elected by members of the organization, succeeding Stephen Eells, State Auditor of New Jersey.
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