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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 ...

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Former Stone County Economic Development Partnership executive director indicted

JACKSON, Mississippi — Jay Paul Gumm, former executive director of the Stone County Economic Development Partnership, was indicted Thursday on one count of felony embezzlement, according to a release today from State Auditor Stacey Pickering.  Gumm was previously arrested on August 16, 2013 for embezzlement. As Executive Director, Gumm embezzled over $24,000.00, Pickering’s release said. Gumm is accused of depositing ...

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Quitman tax assessor charged with embezzlement, fraud over credit card use

JACKSON, Mississippi – Quitman County Tax Assessor Kimberly Bell has been indicted on four counts of embezzlement and one count of fraud in what authorities say stemmed from more than $50,000 in unauthorized credit card charges, including cash advances of over $8,000. Sheriff’s deputies booked Bell into the Quitman County Jail Monday. Bell, 38, is accused of misusing over $56,000 ...

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Coast Coliseum executive charged with helping himself to ATM cash

JACKSON, Mississippi — As an assistant manager at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center Ticket Office, Brian Gregory’s job gave him all the tools he needed to loot ATMs at the center owned by the state. Authorities allege he employed those tools to the tune of nearly $32,000 – the sum Biloxi police estimate he embezzled from the machines. ...

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Lauderdale court worker admits she stole traffic ticket money

Victoria Nealy, former criminal deputy clerk in Lauderdale County Justice Court, has pleaded guilty to pocketing money motorists paid for traffic fines. She plead an open plea arrangement to embezzlement by a public official, State Auditor Stacey Pickering said. Special agents with the State Auditor’s Office investigated Nealy after receiving a tip that she was “fixing” tickets and embezzling cash ...

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Lee County school worker indicted in theft of school property

A Lee County School District employee has been indicted on two counts of embezzlement related to an air conditioner and pickup truck allegedly stolen form the school district. Authorities arrested Randy Thweatt on April 17 at the Lee County School District office. A grand jury has since indicted him, according to the State Auditor’s Office, whose agents made the earlier ...

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Crossing the line

Controversial Gulf Coast CC-University of South Alabama deal gets personal A proposal to have an out-of state institution of higher learning offer classes on a Mississippi campus has a community college president questioning a state senator’s ethics, that senator maintaining that he is only doing his job and two high-ranking state officials wondering how that got drug into a controversy that ...

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