Pickering – Warren County Circuit Clerk indicted on embezzlement charges

State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced today that Warren County Circuit Clerk Shelly Palmertree has been indicted on two felony counts of embezzlement by a Warren County Grand Jury.
Palmertree surrendered to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and Auditor’s Office Special Agents this morning where she was arrested and booked. Palmertree posted a $5,000 bond and was released.

On March 5, Pickering’s office served a civil demand to Palmertree in the amount of $661,751.75. The amount of $402,033.00 was attributed to Palmertree exceeding the fee cap, and $163,700.00 was attributed to her making payments to relatives within the first degree of kinship.

Mississippi Press