hello
74.2 F
Hattiesburg
HeadlineCarol Jackson Pleads Guilty to Stealing Money from Needy...

Carol Jackson Pleads Guilty to Stealing Money from Needy School Children

-

JACKSON, Miss. – Today State Auditor Shad White announced that Carol Jackson, former Executive Director of the non-profit On Track, has pleaded guilty to fraud in Sunflower County. District Attorney Dewayne Richardson’s Office prosecuted the case.

Special Agents from the Auditor’s office arrested Jackson in August of 2021 . Jackson was the executive director of a nonprofit organization supposedly administering a Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) program meant to provide meals to needy schoolchildren during the summer months. She submitted fraudulent documents to MDE and stole over $40,000 from the program. She used program funds to write herself over $20,000 in checks in addition to withdrawing thousands of dollars from an ATM at a local casino and spending nearly $2,000 on personal travel. The total amount civilly and criminally Jackson fraudulently stole was $62,627.66.

“Once again, we’ve seen money stolen from a program intended to help some of the poorest Mississippians,” said Auditor White. “Thanks to the efforts of the investigators at the Office of the State Auditor and prosecutors, this scheme has been stopped. We will continue to work hard protecting your money.”

Sentencing will be set at a later date.

Suspected fraud can be reported to the Auditor’s office online at any time by clicking the red button at www.osa.ms.gov or via telephone during normal business hours at 1-(800)-321-1275.

The post Carol Jackson Pleads Guilty to Stealing Money from Needy School Children appeared first on Mississippi Office of the State Auditor News .

This is a press release from the Mississippi State Auditor.

Latest news

Arrest warrant for woman who accused Emmett Till found nearly 67 years later in courthouse basement

An unserved arrest warrant in the lynching case of Black teenager Emmett Till nearly 70 years ago has been...

FAQ: Abortion in Mississippi post-Roe v. Wade

Mississippi Today has compiled a list of questions in regards to abortion in Mississippi after the U.S. Supreme Court...

Harry’s Homecoming

I am a fan of first lines in books. But I also like the last lines in movies. In...

‘It doesn’t look good’: At 3-year mark, more questions than answers in Mississippi welfare fraud scandal

“It doesn’t look good.” Former Gov. Phil Bryant’s own words about his role in the state’s welfare fraud scandal are...

How does Mississippi’s cottage food law compare to others?

All 50 states now allow the sale of home-baked foods to the public. At least to a certain extent. Mississippi...

Offering hope to those who need it most

A piece of chocolate and a word of encouragement. That’s how the Buried Treasures Home began. Nikki Benz’s obedience to the...

Must read

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you