State Auditor Special Agents Arrested Former Cafeteria Manager For The Jefferson Middle School

May 17, 2016

Jackson, Miss –State Auditor Special Agents arrested former Cafeteria Manager for the Jefferson Middle School of the Columbia School District, Marquette Magee of Columbia, Miss. He is accused of embezzlement – fraud in public office and for alteration of records.

Based upon the evidence collected during this investigation, Magee embezzled funds in the amount of $2,298.16 from the Jefferson Middle School Cafeteria between August 1, 2014 and October 14, 2014. He accomplished this by creating false documents to show a different amount of money than what was actually collected at the Jefferson Middle School Cafeteria. He then submitted the altered documents with the money to Columbia School District Central Office. Discrepancies of monies collected between Magee’s paperwork and the Lunchbox Computer program were discovered during an audit of the amounts.

“According to the evidence, Mr. Magee betrayed the students of Jefferson Middle School,” said State Auditor Stacey Pickering. “Our office will work to recover these funds as quickly as possible on behalf of the students and the school district.”

Magee resigned his position as Cafeteria Manager October 13, 2014.