Clerk Arrested for Extortion - - Jackson, MS

Clerk Arrested for Extortion

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Woodville, MS (WLBT) - Wilkinson County Justice Court Clerk Wanda Faye Fountain has been arrested on extortion charges.

State Auditor Stacey Pickering says the 53 year old from Woodville collected unauthorized fees. He has closed the Justice Court Clerk's Office in that county for auditors and special agents to determine the cash on hand.

Pickering says it's one undercover operation out of several where his office "has received allegations of public employees taking bribes to fix traffic citations."

Fountain allegedly took money to fix the tickets, did not deposit the money into the Justice Court of Wilkinson county, and did not forward the tickets to the Department of Public Safety for entry on driving history records. Fountain's bond is set at $5,000.

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