4 former Bassfield officials charged in scheme

Four former officials in the city of Bassfield have been arrested for converting surplus property owned by the two to personal use.

State Auditor Stacey Pickering says the four were arrested Friday in Rankin County. Their bonds were set at $15,000 each.

Pickering says those arrested were former Mayor Jerry C. Holland, former fire chief Tommy Dewitt, ex-city maintenance supervisor Robert Mauldin and former deputy clerk Dianna Hutchison. Each has been charged with embezzlement and conspiracy to commit embezzlement.