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Former Itta Bena city clerk must repay $149,088 after theft indictment

Itta Bena’s former city clerk has been indicted on an embezzlement charge and hit with a demand to repay $149,088 the state auditor says she lifted from light, water and sewer accounts the last several years.

A Leflore County Grand Jury returned a one count indictment for embezzlement against LaCheronda Spivey, who served as Itta Bena deputy city clerk from  1999 to 2011 and city clerk from 2011 until she resigned in 2014.

Agents for the State Auditor’s office arrested Spivey after her indictment.

Investigators found Spivey took funds from the light, water, and sewer accounts from 2010-2014, State Auditor State Auditor Stacey Pickering said in a press statement.
“We will continue to pursue prosecution and aggressively work to return the funds back to the citizens of Itta Bena,” he said.



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