Tag Archives: Mississippi State Auditor Stacey Pickering

Auditor seeks repayment of missing money raised by Carthage High students

January 23, 2015

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Investigators in the State Auditor’s Office are demanding a repayment of $52,340 from Gena Quick Scott,  a former office manager of Carthage High School who was caretaker of the money  raised by school groups. Investigators are unsure where the money went. They do know, however, that the cash never made it to the bank the […]

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Former Union County coroner gets 4 years on bogus death investigation claims

September 24, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Mark Golding knows where the bodies are buried but is going to jail anyway. Golding, former Union County coroner, received a 4-year prison sentence Monday after pleading guilty to two counts of fraud by a public official. State Auditor Stacey Pickering said an investigation of Golding found he submitted false claims totaling […]

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Ex-Greenville Schools chief faces 25 years in lockup after kickback plea

August 3, 2012

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Ex-Greenville Schools chief faces 25 years in lockup after kickback plea   Former Greenville Public Schools superintendent Dr. Harvey Andre Franklin, 56, faces 25 years in federal prison after pleading guilty Friday to receiving kickbacks from the award of a federally funded reading instruction contract. Franklin pleaded before U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock, in Aberdeen, […]

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State orders $423,801 repaid for bogus OT, call-back pay at mental health office

July 2, 2012

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  Mississippi authorities have served Dr. Pam Baker, retired director of the South Mississippi Regional Center in Long Beach, a division of the Department of Mental Health, with a demand for repayment of $423,801 in unsubstantiated overtime and call-back pay to dozens of employees. State Auditor Stacey Pickering said Baker authorized payments to employees for […]

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