Former deputy clerk for Tallahatchie Co. Tax Office sentenced for embezzlement

Essie Adams

TALLAHATCHIE COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) — A former deputy clerk with the Tallahatchie County  Tax Collectors office is sentenced to five years, suspended with 18 months of supervised probation for embezzlement.

Essie Adams pleaded guilty to the charge, according to State Auditor Stacey Pickering.

Adams was arrested by OSA Special Agents and served with a demand in the amount of $4,338.45 in June of 2015, after it was discovered she was allegedly pocketing funds that were received as tax payments from property owners in Tallahatchie County.

Restitution has been paid in full by Adams’ bonding company and returned to the Tallahatchie County Tax Collector’s Office.



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