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Ex-chancery clerk indicted for embezzlement

CALHOUN COUNTY — Former Calhoun County Chancery Clerk Jess Moore has been indicted on two counts of embezzlement, according to the State Auditor’s Office.

State Auditor Stacey Pickering says in a statement than an audit by his office in March found more than $13,894 missing from the Land Redemption account as a result of the earlier audit findings. Pickering says Moore repaid $11,826 and resigned.

Pickering says Moore owes $11,108.34, which includes the remaining $2,068.29 of principal, $41 of interest and $8,998 in investigative cost.

Moore qualified to run for re-election for chancery clerk before his March resignation and is unopposed on the Nov. 8 ballot.

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  1. No surprise here. Most of those county politicos think they own their offices – from sheriffs on up.

  2. It seems since the ascendancy of gambling casinos and slot parlors in MS, more government employees have been indicted for embezzlement of public funds. How many charged government employees in 2010 and 2011 had gambling problems?

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