Mayor: Fraud investigation looms in Pearl

Pearl Mayor Brad Rogers said he has discovered potential theft of public funds in the court clerk’s division of the Pearl Police Department and has asked the state auditor’s office to investigate.

Because it is a personnel matter, Rogers said he will not discuss the situation in detail. “It does deal with a court clerk,” he said.

“We found some discrepancies in some of the reporting that was coming in from the court clerks to the city clerks,” Rogers said.