Posts Tagged ‘investigate’

Power strip caused fire that destroyed historic court

WALTHALL — Authorities say a predawn fire that gutted the Webster County courthouse in Walthall was caused by an electrical short. Sheriff Tim Mitchell told supervisors an investigation showed yesterday’s predawn fire started when a power strip in a first-floor office on the southwest corner of the building shorted out. Mitchell says the fire marshal’s […] [...]

Auditor subpoenas financial accounts of state agency

BILOXI — The State Auditor’s Office has served a subpoena for access to two key Mississippi Department of Marine Resources’ financial accounts. That’s according to a published report. Assistant Attorney General Sandy Chesnut tells The Sun Herald the auditor wants record from an account that holds disaster-relief money and from the Rigs to Reefs account. […] [...]

Review shows employee did not embezzle from university

EUPORA — An internal review reveals that a Mississippi State employee did not take funds from the university, though she has been charged with embezzling from another organization. The Commercial Dispatch reports Beth Sykes Collum of Eupora was arrested and charged with embezzling an undisclosed amount while serving as treasurer for the Mississippi Horse Show […] [...]

Feds joining lawsuit against ex-nursing home operator

by Associated Press Published: December 11,2012

Tags: abuse, assisted living, bench, COST, court, crime, criminal, elderly, fund, investigate, investigators, judge, lawsuit, nursing home

LUMBERTON  — Federal officials are joining a whistleblower lawsuit claiming a former south Mississippi nursing home operator withheld care to pad profits. The suit, originally filed by Academy Health Center, accuses the former operator of a Lumberton nursing home of claiming money from Medicare and Medicaid for services that he didn’t provide or for services […] [...]

Ag Department discovers, destroys Africanized bee colony

by Associated Press Published: November 30,2012

Tags: agency, bee, government, hive, honeybee, insect, invasive species, investigate, investigation, state

PASS CHRISTIAN — The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) located and destroyed a colony of Africanized bees at a residence in Pass Christian on Oct. 29 after receiving a complaint from a homeowner. During the investigation of the complaint, a colony of bees was discovered in the subfloor of the structure. According to […] [...]

Coast woman accused of posing as bail agent

by Associated Press Published: November 6,2012

Tags: arrest, bail, bail bond, crime, criminal, false pretense, fraud, investigate, investigation, investigator, jail, law, law enforcement, legal, prison

GULFPORT — A 33-year-old Gulfport woman posing as a bail agent and collecting thousands of dollars from clients of A Grant Bail Bonding has been arrested on two felony charges of false pretense. Harrison County Sheriff’s Maj. Ron Pullen tells The Sun Herald Susan A. Johnson was arrested after deputies received a tip about her […] [...]

State auditors sifting through files at Marine Resources

by Associated Press Published: October 26,2012

Tags: audit, auditpor, department, investigate, investigation, ivestigator, law, legal, state agency, state government

BILOXI — Officials from the State Auditor’s Office were at the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources offices in Biloxi yesterday, sifting through files in the executive director’s office. Lauren Thompson, DMR director of communications, told The Sun Herald the State Auditor’s Office is conducting an investigation. The nature of the investigation is not clear. The […] [...]

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