From The Mississippi Link Newswire
JACKSON – The Tishomingo County Board of Supervisors received a $92,000 check this week from state auditor Stacey Pickering following an investigation into a former chancery clerk’s misappropriation of funds
The Auditor’s Office found that former chancery clerk Hayden 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 of Supervisors to receive improper payments in violation of the laws of the State of Mississippi, and he did not reimburse the county in a timely manner regarding his employees’ payroll and failed to remit the proper amounts. He received extra compensation in excess amounts approved by the Board of Supervisors, and he falsified board minutes to receive pay.
“This case serves as another example in which the State Auditor’s Office has worked to expose the misuse of taxpayers’ money, and I hope the check returned today will aid
in rebuilding the county’s future,” Pickering said.
The funds Pickering returned totaled $92,583.71.