Auditor Pickering Recovers Over $25,000 for Alcorn County

June 6, 2013

JACKSON-State Auditor Stacey Pickering recovered $25,277.23 and presented it to the Alcorn County Chancery Clerk’s Office today.

This follows an investigation into misappropriations of public funds by Reggie Churchwell, former manager of the Crossroads Arena and Convention Center in Corinth, Mississippi. 

Churchwell misappropriated public funds from the Crossroads Arena by failing to document receipts. He had the responsibility to supervise and account for all funds as the Director for the convention center. The amount returned to Alcorn County includes principal and interest costs.

“The money returned today restores funds that the Crossroads Arena can use to recover from its loss,” said State Auditor Stacey Pickering.  “Our Special Agents will continue to do their job on behalf of the taxpayers of Mississippi to ensure that those in managerial positions are held to the highest level of accountability.”