Category Archives: State Auditor

State Auditor Releases the FY 2016 Single Audit of Mississippi

JACKSON—April 27, 2017—State Auditor Stacey Pickering released the annual statewide Single Audit of Mississippi for Fiscal Year 2016, which ended June 30, 2016. The audit was conducted in accordance with the requirements of the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996, the provisions of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, […]

Former MSU Employee Arrested for Embezzlement

JACKSON, MS – State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced today that former Mississippi State University (MSU) employee, Susan Holder, 63, surrendered herself to the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, September 2. Holder was indicted for embezzlement. During the course of the investigation, special agents with the Office of the State Auditor determined that Holder received […]

Former Deputy Clerk Arrested for Embezzlement

JACKSON—State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced today that former Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Clerk Stephanie Cooper, 33, surrendered herself to the Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, September 6, on charges of embezzlement. In addition to her arrest, Cooper was issued a demand in the amount of $59,752.75. Cooper was responsible for record/bookkeeping and used […]

State Auditor Releases FY 2016 Exceptions Report

JACKSON-State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced the release of the Fiscal Year 2016 Audit Exceptions Report. This report is a legally mandated account of all misappropriated or misspent public funds and the actions taken by the State Auditor’s Office for recovery and return of those funds to the appropriate entities for FY 2016. An audit “exception” […]

Former City Clerk of Itta Bena Sentenced

Jackson, Miss –State Auditor Stacey Pickering announces LaCheronda Spivey, former City Clerk of Itta Bena, pled guilty to one count of embezzlement and was sentenced to serve 1 year of house arrest, followed by 5 years of post-release supervision. Spivey was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $47,318.98 to the City of […]