Former Alcorn County supervisor, 3 others sentenced in fraud case

September 9, 2015 in News, The Buzz

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — A former Alcorn County supervisor, a former purchasing clerk and two vendors pleaded guilty Tuesday to state charges in a public corruption case, the state auditor […]

Pickering to study viability of hospitals

July 8, 2013 in Health, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

The office of State Auditor Stacey Pickering will be studying which community-owned hospitals in Mississippi are facing economic difficulties and why.

Pickering says he is concerned that some accessibility to health care will be lost if those hospitals can’t remain viable.

Pickering spoke last week to a forum hosted by Mississippi State University’s Stennis Institute of Government and the Capitol press corps.

State auditor recovers $19k for Vicksburg

April 9, 2013 in Top Stories

State Auditor Stacey Pickering presented a check for $19,416.10 to officials with the City of Vicksburg.  This recovery follows an investigation into embezzlement of public funds by former Assistant City Clerk, Katrina McCloud.  The amount recovered includes $18,842.53 in total funds embezzled and $573.57 in interest expense.
“In light of the recent headlines in Warren County, I am pleased that the Office of the State Auditor can provide some positive news to the City of Vicksburg,” said State Auditor Stacey Pickering.  “The money returned…should restore funds that the City can use for the betterment of its future.” 

State auditor returns $92k to Tishomingo County

March 22, 2013 in Statewide News

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.

Sentencing date set for supervisor guilty of stealing county funds

September 21, 2012 in Buzz Report, News, Statewide News, The Buzz

For the second time this year, a Holmes County supervisor may be headed to a federal prison because of criminal wrongdoing. Norman Cobbins Jr., 61, will face a judge on Oct. 26 at 9 a.m. after pleading guilty to stealing federal funds.

Cobbins entered his plea in U.S. District Court to theft concerning programs in Holmes County that received federal funds.

Former Anguilla town clerk arrested for embezzlement

August 28, 2012 in News, Statewide News

The former town clerk for the city of Anguilla has been arrested and charged with embezzling more than $100,000.

State Auditor Stacey Pickering said 33-year-old Manika Kelly was arrested on Aug. 20, following an indictment by a Sharkey County grand jury.

Rankin County Schools’ lawn care provider gets 5 years for fraud

April 25, 2012 in Business, Education, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

By Monica Land  JACKSON – State Auditor Stacey Pickering said that Malcolm Sanders, the former lawn care provider for the Rankin County school system, will spend the next five years […]

Greene County Chancery Clerk arrested for embezzling $55,000

February 29, 2012 in Business, News

By Monica Land LEAKESVILLE – Once again Greene County is faced with a county official being arrested and charged with financial wrongdoing. Former chancery clerk Latricia Cornelson was arrested on […]