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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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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