State Auditor Arrests former Deputy City Clerk of the Town of Blue Mountain

April 18, 2016

Jackson, Miss –State Auditor Special agent arrested former Deputy City Clerk of the Town of Blue Mountain, Machelle Holliday. She was also served with a demand totaling $5,669.21.

Based upon the evidence developed in this investigation, Holliday embezzled funds from the town of Blue Mountain from February 2015 through August 2015. She accomplished this on three separate instances by not depositing funds she collected from private individuals as court-ordered fines/assessments.

“The evidence indicates that Ms. Holliday stole from the taxpayers of Blue Mountain,” Auditor Pickering said. “I am confident that she will be held accountable for her actions.”

Holliday served as Deputy Clerk from October 2012, and resigned her position September 3, 2015.