Jackson, Miss –State Auditor Stacey Pickering announces LaCheronda Spivey, former City Clerk of Itta Bena, pled guilty to one count of embezzlement and was sentenced to serve 1 year of house arrest, followed by 5 years of post-release supervision.
Spivey was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $47,318.98 to the City of Itta Bena.
The former city clerk took funds from the light, water, and sewer accounts from 2010-2014.
Special Agents from the State Auditor’s Office served Spivey with a civil demand last November in the amount of $149,088.22.
“My office has already returned $50,000 to the City of Itta Bena from Ms. Spivey’s bond,” State Auditor Stacey Pickering said. “I’m pleased the Citizens of Itta Bena will recoup the money that was embezzled, and we will continue to hold those in public office accountable for their actions.”
Spivey was the Deputy City Clerk of Itta Bena from 1999-2011. She became the City Clerk in 2011 until her resignation in 2014.