Ex-Tallahatchie clerk indicted for embezzlement

CHARLESTON, MISS. — A former deputy clerk in the Tallahatchie County Tax Collector’s Office has been indicted for one count of embezzlement.

State Auditor Stacey Pickering says in a news release that Essie Adams was arrested Wednesday and booked into the Tallahatchie County Jail.

Pickering says the 42-year-old Adams is accused of pocketing funds that were received as tax payments from property owners.