Former George County Officials Indicted

Two former George County public officials have been indicted on embezzlement charges.

A grand jury indicted former chancery clerk Ricky Churchwell of 15 counts of embezzlement totaling more than 65-thousand dollars. According to State Auditor Phil Bryant, Churchwell kept the money himself.

The former deputy clerk of Lucedale was also indicted on one embezzlement count. Bryant says Denise Carter pocketed more than 21-hundred dollars.

Both Carter and Churchwell are out of jail on bond and each will be arraigned October 3rd.