Former Okolona city clerk arrested for embezzlement

Former Okolona City Clerk Rebecca Moore

State agents arrested former Okolona City Clerk Rebecca Moore because she is accused of illegally paying herself more than 400 hours of vacation.

Posted: Aug 30, 2019 8:48 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) — State agents arrested former Okolona City Clerk Rebecca Moore because she is accused of illegally paying herself more than 400 hours of vacation.

State Auditor Shad Moore said the crime happened during 2016 and 2017 and cost the city nearly $8,000.

An accountant noticed the unusual payments to Moore during the city's annual audit.

Moore is free on a $10,000 bond after being taken to jail in Chickasaw County.

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