Auditor’s Office Arrests Former Pearl River County Crimestoppers Board Member

JACKSON, Miss. – Today State Auditor Shad White announced Special Agents from his office have arrested Michelle McBride, a former board member and officer of the Pearl River County Crimestoppers (PRCCS), after she was indicted for embezzlement. An $82,416.37 demand letter was issued to McBride when she was arrested.
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Former Police Chief is Guilty of Embezzlement

JACKSON, Miss. – Today State Auditor Shad White announced Herb Brewer, former Police Chief of the Town of Walls, has pleaded guilty to embezzlement in Judge Celeste Wilson’s chambers of DeSoto County Circuit Court. District Attorney John Champion prosecuted the case.
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Auditor Arrests Former Deputy Tax Collector in Jackson County for Embezzlement

JACKSON, Miss. – Today State Auditor Shad White announced Special Agents from his office have arrested Colleen Ladnier, a former deputy tax collector in Jackson County, after she was indicted for embezzlement by a local grand jury.
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Auditor’s Office Arrests Alcorn County Tax Collector for Embezzlement and Fraud

JACKSON, Miss. – Today State Auditor Shad White announced Special Agents from his office have arrested Larry Ross, Tax Collector of Alcorn County, after he was indicted for two counts of embezzlement and one count of making a fraudulent statement by a local grand jury. Upon his arrest, Ross was issued a demand letter showing he owes $69,155.23 to taxpayers in Alcorn County. This amount includes interest and investigative expenses.
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Audit Reveals Wide-ranging Misspending at Department of Corrections

JACKSON, Miss. – An audit released today by State Auditor Shad White shows widespread misspending at the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC). Actions by previous agency leadership and an absence of proper spending safeguards led to significant losses for taxpayers, according to the audit.
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Widespread Problems Uncovered in Holmes County School District Audit

District pays for private party, overpays former superintendent

JACKSON, Miss. – Taxpayers in Holmes County footed the bill for an “adults only,” “B.Y.O.B.” party and overpaid a former district superintendent by thousands of dollars. These findings and others come as part of a routine audit by the Office of State Auditor Shad White.
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Auditor Returns Nearly $500,000 to Mississippi Taxpayers

JACKSON, Miss. – Today State Auditor Shad White announced his office returned $444,772.26 to taxpayers across Mississippi after previous investigations showed public funds were stolen or misused. Significant amounts were returned from cases involving the City of Columbus, Canton Municipal Utilities, and the City of Pascagoula:
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Auditor Arrests Former Scott County Employee for Embezzling Fuel

JACKSON, Miss. – Today State Auditor Shad White announced Special Agents from his office have arrested Tony Macon, a former employee of Scott County, after he was indicted for embezzlement by a grand jury assembled by District Attorney Steven Kilgore. Upon his arrest, Macon was issued a demand letter showing he owes $68,021.97 to taxpayers in Scott County. This amount includes interest and investigative expenses.
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Auditor Issues Demand to University of Mississippi Professor

JACKSON, Miss. – Today State Auditor Shad White made the following statement:

“Today my office issued a demand for $1,912.42 ($946.74 principal and $965.68 interest and investigative costs) to Prof. James Thomas for his ‘work stoppage’ (his words) on September 8th and 9th. ‘Concerted work stoppages’ and strikes are illegal under Mississippi’s no-strike law, and paying someone for not working violates Sections 66 and 96 of the state constitution. It’s simple—the taxpayers of Mississippi cannot pay someone when they did not provide the good or service they were hired to provide.
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Auditor Makes Arrest in Lawrence County

JACKSON, Miss. – Today State Auditor Shad White announced Special Agents from his office have arrested Kimberly Davis, a former deputy municipal clerk in the Town of Monticello. Upon arrest, Davis was issued a demand letter showing she owes $41,856.79 to Monticello taxpayers. Interest and investigative expenses are included in the demand amount.
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