Pickering recovers $1M in misspent funds

Nearly $1 million in misappropriated or misspent funds was recovered by the state auditor’s office in the last fiscal year.

A report released by State Auditor Stacey Pickering shows the funds ranged from a 35-cent repayment for an unspecified piece of missing equipment from a state Department of Public Safety employee to $1.2 million embezzled by a now-deceased accounting clerk in Jackson County.

The report, released last week, details dozens of cases statewide, and for each, how much was collected or what repayment is owed.

Clarion Ledger