Posts Tagged ‘State Auditor’s Office’

Listening sessions scheduled as board looks for new ASU president

LORMAN — Members of the Board Search Committee appointed by College Board president Aubrey Patterson to lead the search for the next president of Alcorn State University will hear from constituency groups in Campus Listening Sessions Feb. 19. The discussions will center on the qualities and qualifications stakeholders believe the next institutional executive officer should […] [...]

Ticket office assistant manager arrested for embezzlement

BILOXI — State Auditor Stacey Pickering and director John Miller of the Biloxi Police Department report Brian Gregory, assistant manager of the Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center Ticket Office, was arrested for embezzling nearly $32,000 from ATMs owned by the state. Gregory, 33, handled, had keys to and knew the password and the combinations […] [...]

Grand jury returns indictment against former circuit clerk

VICKSBURG — A Warren County Grand Jury has returned a three-count indictment against Circuit Clerk Shelly Ashley Palmertree. State Auditor Stacey Pickering says Palmertree was arrested yesterday by sheriff’s deputies. Pickering says in a news release that Palmertree was indicted on three felony counts of embezzlement. A previous indictment from August 2013 was dismissed due […] [...]

Ex-Health Department worker sentenced for embezzling

JACKSON — Authorities say a former employee of the Mississippi Department of Health was sentenced yesterday to one year of house arrest after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $23,000. State Auditor Stacey Pickering, in a news release, said that David Kweller, a former employee in the Professional Licensure Division, was sentenced in Hinds County […] [...]

Carrie Sumrall named ‘Top Cop’

by MBJ Staff Published: May 31,2013

Tags: Carrie Sumrall, government, State Auditor's Office

Carrie Sumrall, a special agent with the State Auditor’s Office, was a recipient of the “Top Cop” award, which is sponsored by the Mississippi Center for Police and Sheriffs. Sumrall is a resident of Biloxi, and has served the State Auditor’s Office since 2004. She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and is a graduate […] [...]

Pickering: Oversight program works, should be expanded

State auditor Stacey Pickering says his office’s Performance Audit Division has done yeoman’s work ensuring companies that receive state assistance to locate or expand here meet the conditions attached to it. That oversight authority, he added, needs to expand to include all public-private economic development projects, though, and not just those created under certain statutes. […] [...]

Cities, counties in arears on court assessments

by Wally Northway Published: March 24,2010

Tags: county government, courts, municipal government, State Auditor's Office

JACKSON — State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced that special agents in the State Auditor’s Office have collected more than $1.038 million in unpaid court assessments since Feb. 22. These assessments collected at the city and county level were owed by the municipalities and counties, not by the taxpayers, and by law, these assessments must be […] [...]

Ex-town clerk arrested for embezzlement

by Associated Press Published: February 17,2010

Tags: embezzlement, municipal government, State Auditor's Office

BURNSVILLE — Special agents in the State Auditor’s Office have arrested former Burnsville town clerk Elesha Dailey following a seven-count indictment charging her with embezzlement. A Tishomingo County grand jury returned the indictment on Dailey, the town clerk from 2004 to 2007 and deputy town clerk from 2002 to 2004. The Clarion-Ledger reports the indictment […] [...]

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