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Chancery clerk issued demand for funds he didn't steal

A chancery clerk is on the hook for hundreds of thousands dollars of missing funds, though he didn’t steal the money or profit from it. Itawamba County Chancery Clerk Jim Witt has been served with a demand in the amount of $503,246.43 from the Office of State Auditor. From August 2007 through December 2012, the Itawamba County Chancery Clerk’s office ...

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Auditor returns nearly $100K to county following investigation

IUKA — State Auditor Stacey Pickering has returned $92,583.71 to the Tishomingo County Board of Supervisors following an investigation into former Chancery Clerk Hayden Ables’ misappropriation of public funds. The Auditor’s Office found that Ables used his position as chancery clerk to obtain personal benefit for services he did not perform. Ables submitted false documentation to the Tishomingo County Board ...

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Ex-chancery clerk indicted for embezzlement

CALHOUN COUNTY — Former Calhoun County Chancery Clerk Jess Moore has been indicted on two counts of embezzlement, according to the State Auditor’s Office. State Auditor Stacey Pickering says in a statement than an audit by his office in March found more than $13,894 missing from the Land Redemption account as a result of the earlier audit findings. Pickering says ...

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