State Auditor Issues over $250,000 in Demands and Makes Arrests

JACKSON, Miss. – Agents from the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) recently arrested Sherry Brewer, former Bookkeeper for Harrison Central High School. She was issued a demand of $14,698.36, which includes interest and investigative costs. A Harrison County Grand Jury indicted Brewer for embezzlement and alteration of records after evidence showed Brewer was pocketing money from students and teachers and altering the receipts.

Kathy Dennis, former City of Pearl Court Clerk, was recently arrested and issued a demand of $238,345.19, including interest and investigative costs. A Rankin County Grand Jury indicted Dennis for embezzlement. Evidence shows she was pocketing court fines payed to the City of Pearl.

“My office will continue to aggressively fight public corruption for the taxpayers of Mississippi,” said State Auditor Stacey Pickering.

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