PITTSBORO, Miss. (WTVA) -- The State Auditor's office has arrested the Calhoun City Police Chief on charges of embezzlement.
In a news release, the audit investigation says Latana Williams allegedly submitted time sheets claiming to be on the clock as police chief while she was actually working a second job at a Pontotoc County retail business.
State Auditor Shad White says time sheets from the Calhoun City Police Department were compared to those on her second job.
He says the investigation shows she was paid over $6,700 for hours she did not work as police chief.
Williams’s demand letter shows she owes $10,793.99 to Calhoun City residents.
Reeves says the State Auditor’s office was contacted by local officials when Williams was absent during an emergency call in early 2019.
He said it appears Williams’s started the alleged false time reporting in late Fall 2018.
If convicted, Williams faces up to 20 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
Williams was booked into the Calhoun County jail and released after posting a $25,000 bond.
Williams was named police chief in August of 2018.