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Greenville reimbursed for Parks & Rec director’s embezzlement

GREENVILLE, Mississippi – Seventy-thousand dollars stolen from the City of Greenville by former Parks & Recreation chief  Yvette Yeager has been returned to City coffers.

The repayment is part of the court-ordered restitution for Yeager, who embezzled $85,155  over a five-year period from October 2007 through September 2012.

This money was recovered following the investigation by State Auditor Stacey Pickering and Washington County District Attorney Dwayne Richardson.

The repayment to Greenville came from bond coverage that the City had on Yeager. Additionally, the court ordered her to make restitution payments of $2,000 per month beginning Feb. 1.

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.

Yeager pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement but managed to avoid prison. The court instead ordered her to spend 10 years under the supervision of the Department of Corrections. She must spend two years in intensive supervised probation and five years in supervised probation. The remaining years of supervisor were suspended.

 

 

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