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Lauderdale court worker admits she stole traffic ticket money

Victoria Nealy, former criminal deputy clerk in Lauderdale County Justice Court, has pleaded guilty to pocketing money motorists paid for traffic fines.

She plead an open plea arrangement to embezzlement by a public official, State Auditor Stacey Pickering said.

Special agents with the State Auditor’s Office investigated Nealy after receiving a tip that she was “fixing” tickets and embezzling cash paid to the Justice Court by individuals paying their fines.

Nealy, 42, would receive cash payments from individuals intending to pay their uniform traffic citation; covert the funds to personal use; void the transaction in the computer system and ask the officer issuing the citation to dismiss the ticket.

“This is the second investigation in the past 12 months that involved a justice court clerk embezzling cash paid to the county for traffic citations,” said Pickering. “In both cases our agents were able to work with the Mississippi Highway Patrol to conduct undercover operations which resulted in solid cases.”

Nealy will be sentenced at 2 p.m. on August 2 in Lauderdale County.

 

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