2 Miss. court clerks admit to embezzling funds

JACKSON — The state auditor’s office says two public officials have pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $8,000.

The Clarion-Ledger reports 34-year-old Michelle Sharpley, former municipal court clerk of Taylorsville, pleaded guilty to taking just over $6,000 from the Taylorsville Utility District.

She was ordered to pay more than $10,000 in restitution and court costs. She also received five years probation.

Thirty-six-year-old Bridget Lark, former deputy circuit clerk of Tate County, pleaded guilty to taking $5,000 by not depositing or receipting funds from the marriage license fees paid to the county.

She was ordered to pay more than $8,200 in restitution fees, and court costs.

The Associated Press