DIAMONDHEAD, MS (WLOX) - A Diamondhead Fire Protection District employee has been relieved of duty without pay after auditors found evidence of potential fraud and misappropriation of funds.
Fire Chief Jerry Dubuisson said auditors uncovered discrepancies during the district's annual audit.
Dubuisson said the findings were reported to the Hancock County Sheriff's Department, and the matter is now being handled by the department's criminal investigation division.
Sheriff Ricky Adam said Sandra Zitterkopf, 55, has been charged with embezzlement. Her bond was set at $20,000.
Dubuisson issued this statement to the public Monday: