Monday, November 9, 2015

Itta Bena city clerk arrested for embezzlement.

State Auditor Stacey Pickering issued the following statement:

State Auditor’s Office Arrests and DemandsFormer City Clerk of Itta Bena to Pay Back One Hundred Forty-Nine Thousand Dollars

Jackson, Miss –Special Agents from the State Auditor’s Office arrested LaCheronda Spivey, former City Clerk of Itta Bena, after a Leflore County Grand Jury returned a one count indictment for embezzlement.  OSA Special Agents also served Spivey with a civil demand in the amount of $149,088.22.
Based on the evidence in the investigation, Spivey took funds from the light, water, and sewer accounts from 2010-2014.
“My office will continue to take down individuals who choose to steal money from hard-working taxpayers,” said State Auditor Stacey Pickering. “We will continue to pursue prosecution and aggressively work to return the funds back to the citizens of Itta Bena.”
Spivey was the Deputy City Clerk of Itta Bena from 1999-2011. She became the City Clerk in 2011 until her resignation in 2014. 



Anonymous said...

As someone posted on JJ a while back:

Don't cry for me Itta Bena!

Anonymous said...

Considering how far Itta Bena is behind on paying MEAM their electric supply bills, plus their many other unpaid obligations, I would have thought this woman had taken considerably more $$s. Where is the rest of it? Current Itta Bena Mayor Thelma Collins should qualify for sainthood for trying once again to help her city and straighten out the mess which happened in another mayor's term. But one has to wonder if the city is simply beyond help.

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine that the entire Itta Bena budget is much bigger than that. Where did she find access to that much money?

Anonymous said...

How can you steal $100,000.00 from a town of 2100 and think you can get away with it. Where did this $ come from? That's $5000.00 for every man, woman, and child in that town.

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