Former Deputy Clerk arrested for embezzlement - - Jackson, MS

Former Deputy Clerk arrested for embezzlement

Source: State Auditor office Source: State Auditor office
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

According to State Auditor Stacey Pickering, former Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Clerk Stephanie Cooper surrendered herself to the Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday on charges of embezzlement.

33-year-old Cooper was also issued a demand in the amount of $59,752.75. Cooper was responsible for record/bookkeeping and used embezzled $44,440.58.

This embezzled money was taken from the collections of bond payments, service of process fees and report fees.

“The investigation began after discrepancies were discovered during a routine audit of Pontotoc County,” said Auditor Pickering. “I would like to thank Pontotoc County employees for working closely with my staff on this case.” 

Cooper was employed with Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Office from November 2002 until September 2016.

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