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State Auditor Returns Nearly $50,000 To State & Local Governments

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

State Auditor Stacey Pickering has issued checks for the return of nearly $50,000 to the State of Mississippi and various other local governments.

More than $26,000 returned was from David Kweller, a former Mississippi Department of Health employee, who pled guilty to embezzlement last September. In his position with the Professional Licensure Division, Kweller, 63, was responsible for licensing and regulating various professions and he received payments in the form of cash, checks, and money orders for professional licenses and regulatory fines and penalties.

Kweller pled guilty to embezzling cash receipts which were collected on behalf of the agency, including 105 separate deposits consisting of 260 individual payments made to the Department of Health. The embezzlement took place over a two-year period from 2010 through 2012.

Kweller was also one of the first individuals to be subjected to Senate Bill 2625, which prohibits those guilty of embezzlement from working for any governmental agency in Mississippi again.

Public monies have also been returned as a result of the following investigations:

  • George Collins, 61, Franklin County, Fraud
  • Burnell Harris, 59, Jefferson County, Misappropriation of Funds
  • Rita Collette Ivy, 37, Prentiss County, Embezzlement
  • Melanie Nobles, 43, Perry County, Missing Funds
  • Nedra Pittman, 41, Washington County, Embezzlement
  • Wandra Wade, 44, Bolivar County, Embezzlement
  • Jerry Wilson, 53, Lincoln County, Work on Private Property

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