February 24, 2022

Former Scott County employee pleads guilty to embezzlement charges

Darkhorse Press

Tony Macon

On Wednesday, State Auditor Shad White announced that Tony Macon, a former employee of Scott County, has been convicted of embezzlement in Scott County Circuit Court.

The case was prosecuted by District Attorney Steven Kilgore in Judge Mark Duncan’s courtroom. The guilty plea and sentencing were recorded Tuesday.

Macon was arrested by Special Agents from the State Auditor’s office in December 2020. He embezzled nearly $50,000 from Scott County taxpayers by using Fuelman Cards to purchase fuel for his own use. He was also issued a demand letter upon arrest.

Judge Duncan sentenced Macon to spend 5 years in prison and 5 years in a post-release supervision program. Macon was also ordered to pay $59,916.67 in restitution and fines.

“We have a zero-tolerance policy for theft in the Auditor’s Office, and people need to know there are serious consequences for embezzlement in Mississippi,” said White. “I am thankful to the investigators and prosecutors for their hard work.”

Tony Macon is now convicted of a felony offense and will not be able to handle public money again. Judge Duncan’s sentencing order has been filed with the Scott County Circuit Clerk’s office for public inspection.

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

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