Former MSU event worker arrested for embezzlement

Shunta Tucker | Photo: Oktibbeha County Jail

MSU Police Chief Vance Rice says Shunta Tucker, 30, of Gulfport, is accused of taking nearly $2,500 while working as a contract worker during the last football season.

Posted: Jan 26, 2018 4:13 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) – A former event worker at Mississippi State University has been arrested on charges she took money that people paid to park for her own use.

MSU Police Chief Vance Rice says Shunta Tucker, 30, of Gulfport, is accused of taking nearly $2,500 while working as a contract worker during the last football season.

Rice says an audit conducted by the school found the discrepancy and a warrant was issued for Tucker’s arrest in December.

She was arrested on the Gulf Coast after being stopped for careless driving.

Rice says Tucker also faces drug charges with another jurisdiction.

MSU police officers traveled to the coast Thursday and brought Tucker back to Starkville.

She is currently being held in the Oktibbeha County jail. 

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