August 2, 2022

Two Former City of Natchez Employees Indicted for Embezzlement

Morgan Howard

Former City of Natchez Employees indicted for embezzlement.

Two women who formerly worked for the City of Natchez have been indicted for Embezzlement.

Servia Fortenberry and Sevetrius Dillon were indicted Monday.

According to State Auditor Shad White, both women are accused of wiring payments to themselves from a city account. The two also are accused of claiming to work for the City of Natchez at the same time they were working as consultants for a town on the opposite side of the state.

When the city learned of this, they filed a complaint at the Auditor’s Office.

Fortenberry was served with a $14,836.49 demand letter when she was arrested. Dillon was served with an $8,029.98 demand letter.

According to State Auditor Shad White, “A $50,000 surety bond covers the employment of both respective individuals at the City of Natchez. Surety bonds are similar to insurance designed to protect taxpayers in the event that public money is misspent. Fortenbery and Dillon will remain liable for the full amounts of their demands in addition to individual criminal charges”

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