Former Brooksville Clerk Embezzles $60,000

(Jackson, Miss.) Following an investigation by the State Auditor’s Office, it was discovered that Alvina Deloach embezzled $60, 873 from the Town of Brooksville in Noxubee County. Deloach, 57, pled guilty to embezzlement and was sentenced to two years of house arrest. If completed successfully, the remainder of her 10-year sentence will be suspended and she will be on probation for three years. She was also ordered to pay restitution of $60,873.87, a $200 fine and court costs. Sentencing took place March 13, 2009 in Lowndes County Circuit Court.

Deloach served as the deputy town clerk in Brooksville from September 1998 – June 2001 and served as the town clerk from June 2001 – June 2005. She was terminated from the position in June 2005 by the Brooksville Board of Alderman.

“Embezzlement by public employees continues to be an issue in Mississippi, and our audit and investigative divisions along with citizens across the state continue to bring these cases to our attention,” said State Auditor Stacey Pickering. These efforts have led to over $2.3 million in recovered funds since I took office in January 2008. I am pleased the Court has seen fit to give Alvina Deloach house arrest and order the repayment of the funds embezzled.”

State Auditor Stacey Pickering Press Release