Friday, May 31, 2024

Whitfield Employee Goes Mary Mahoney's

State Bean Counter Shad White issued the following statement. 

Today State Auditor Shad White announced that Roger Lofton, former Support Care Professional at the Mississippi State Hospital, has pleaded guilty to fraudulent statements and representations. Rogers was arrested in January of 2024.


Lofton is guilty of falsifying timesheets while employed at the Mississippi State Hospital. Lofton was served with a $2,671.75 demand letter at the time of his arrest.


“We will continue to pursue cases, big and small, to send the message that we have zero tolerance for fraud involving taxpayer money,” said State Auditor Shad White.


Lofton was prosecuted by District Attorney John “Bubba” Bramlett’s office. Lofton’s sentencing is set for June 4th.


No surety bond covers Lofton’s employment at the Mississippi State Hospital. Surety bonds are similar to insurance designed to protect taxpayers from corruption. Lofton will remain liable for the full amount of the demand in addition to criminal proceedings.


Suspected fraud can be reported to the Auditor’s office online at any time by clicking the red button at or calling 1-(800)-321-1275 during normal business hours.


Anonymous said...

Here, I fixed it for you Shad.

“We will continue to pursue cases, big and mostly small, to send the message that we have zero tolerance for fraud involving taxpayer money,” said State Auditor Shad White.

Carry on.

Anonymous said...


And Shad's office is usually 40% of the demand.

Wonder what period this was over?

Guess what state employees - if Shad looks at a decade of your service and finds one hour a year you cannot account for - he can have you arrested.

Anonymous said...

I get it, steal $1 and you'll steal $10,000, but this had to have been what? $500 extra charged on time, plus "investigative costs" and interest?

I think Zero tolerance needs to be the public mantra, but I would hope the Auditor's office would sort based on amount - in which case this shouldn't result in a press release. I should be on the list of "other" cases with 20 other ones.

Anonymous said...

"Rogers was arrested..."? What about Lofton?

What's Mary Mahoney's got to do with it? Are you day-drinking again Fish?

Anonymous said...

What? No "low hanging fruit" comment yet? Well, the day is young.

Anonymous said...

This is a bit much. How hard would it have been to ask the employee to correct his timesheet? Zero taxpayer dollars would have been expensed

Anonymous said...

I have seen quite a bit of the small. When are we going to see some of the big?

Anonymous said...

$2600? not worth the trouble to prosecute.

Anonymous said...

Since Auditor Shad is all about the numbers I came up with the "Mississippi Auditor Effectiveness and Efficency Rating Index."

It's simple and easy to understand.

Divide the total amount of the demand letter by the number of words in the OSA press release.

In the example of Mr Lofton, there was one OSA press release upon the arrest, and the recent OSA press release upon the guilty plea. It will be necessary to add the words in both press releases in order to obtain the denominator in the calculation.

Hopefully the "Mississippi Auditor Effectiveness and Efficency Rating Index" will encourage the auditor to chase the fat cat offenders, and not just pick the low hanging fruit; but in Mississippi who knows? The new index is not expected to reduce the word counts in the OSA press releases.

Anonymous said...

What about Dean Scott?

Why hasn't he been prosecuted?

Maliciously double dipping is ok?

Anonymous said...

@1:56. Good Lord, CJ, give it up already.

Anonymous said...

Once again Shad is only fishing for and catching shad (bait fish). He ignores the big fish. Hasn't caught one yet. Unless you count those thrown back.

Anonymous said...

I’m sure Mr Loftin had a Supervisor to approve his time sheet, and the Supervisor has a Supervisor and then the Supervisor has a Director! You see where I’m going with this!

Mr Loftin cannot approve his time sheets unless Mr Loftin is a patient admitted to the facility and acting as a Supervisor and a Director. Judge Mr Loftin pleads insanity!

Anonymous said...

I don't count the big fish Shad played Catch and Release with. The big fish probably learn to be harder to catch if the hook isn't set properly the first time.

Just like bait shy bass. Or rats.

Anonymous said...

Mahoney's, in the headline, is possessive. What a dumb headline.

Anonymous said...

There are "conservative" counties on I-55 north of Jackson where some lucky people allegedly have multiple jobs all at the same time. Their time sheets must be magic for them to be in more than one county at the same time.

Anonymous said...

Who did this poor bastard make mad?

Anonymous said...

I don’t get the joke. What is “going Mary Mahoney’s” and what does it have to do with this man? Is there some nexus between this fraud and the MM’s fraud that makes them even remotely comparable? Feel free to explain it as if I am 5 years old.

Suck Up 3 said...

10:34 - Let me explain. Kingfish is known to enjoy the fruit of the vine, the product of the mash and the scent of the barrel, from time to time - In fact, very damned oftenly, most daiz.

He has no idea why he wrote that headline. Now, go away.

Anonymous said...

Jim Beam made him do it.

Anonymous said...

"There are "conservative" counties on I-55 north of Jackson where some lucky people allegedly have multiple jobs all at the same time. Their time sheets must be magic for them to be in more than one county at the same time."

You must not be familiar with how some of us work - 40 hours during the "work week" (that's Monday through Friday), plus evening hours some nights, and then some weekend days. The total varies from week to week. Those with an IQ above room temperature can follow the math.

Anonymous said...

2:59, lol at your comment.

CJ cannot be bothered with any corruption perpetrated by liberals.
In fact, he is offended KF has the gall to point any flaws in the untouchable party of intolerance.
Equality is not the actual goal of any mainstream "journalist" these days.

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