Home » MBJ FEATURE » Former Greenville Parks Commission director sentenced

Former Greenville Parks Commission director sentenced

State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced today that Yvette Yeager, a former employee of the Greenville Parks and Recreation Department, has been sentenced to ten years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Yeager previously plead guilty to one count of embezzlement on October 1, 2014.

Yeager’s sentence will be carried out as follows: two years of intensive supervised probation and eight years suspended with five years’ supervised probation.

Over a five year period from October 2007 through September 2012, Yeager is charged with embezzling $85,155.65 from the City of Greenville.  As the Parks Commission Director, Yeager was responsible for receiving and depositing revenue generated by Parks and Recreation. This included Greenville’s public golf course where she recorded approximately 182 fraudulent receipts for cash and checks.

“Ms. Yeager stole from the taxpayers of Greenville, and is being held accountable to her actions,” Auditor Pickering said.

Yeager had been employed with the Greenville Parks and Recreation Department since 1997.

BEFORE YOU GO…

… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About MBJ Staff

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*