RELEASE:

State Auditor’s Office Arrests and Demands Former City Clerk of Itta Bena to Pay Back One Hundred Forty-Nine Thousand Dollars

Jackson, Miss –Special Agents from the State Auditor’s Office arrested LaCheronda Spivey, former City Clerk of Itta Bena, after a Leflore County Grand Jury returned a one count indictment for embezzlement. OSA Special Agents also served Spivey with a civil demand in the amount of $149,088.22.

Based on the evidence in the investigation, Spivey took funds from the light, water, and sewer accounts from 2010-2014.

“My office will continue to take down individuals who choose to steal money from hard-working taxpayers,” said State Auditor Stacey Pickering. “We will continue to pursue prosecution and aggressively work to return the funds back to the citizens of Itta Bena.”

Spivey was the Deputy City Clerk of Itta Bena from 1999-2011. She became the City Clerk in 2011 until her resignation in 2014.

11/9/15