Alcorn gets back $95,000

By Lena Mitchell/NEMS Daily Journal

CORINTH – A company that bonds Alcorn County supervisors is repaying the county more than $95,000 to repay funds the state auditor said were misused by former supervisor Danny Crotts.
Board of Supervisors President Gary Ross said he received a release statement from State Auditor Stacey Pickering indicating that Travelers Insurance Co. was prepared to pay $95,403 on the county’s claim.
“That’s a pretty good recovery from a $100,000 bond, especially at a time when the county is in need of revenue,” Ross said.
Crotts was District 2 supervisor from 1991 until he lost his bid for re-election in 2007.
He is on Aug. 2 primary election ballot seeking election to that office again.
After current District 2 Supervisor Jeff Patterson took office in January 2008, he requested an audit of the district by the state.
In February, the state auditor’s office issued a demand to Crotts to repay more than $159,000, which included misused county funds and property, as well as interest and investigative costs.
The audit investigation concluded that the losses occurred between April 2002 and January 2008.
Contact Lena Mitchell at (662) 287-9822 or lena.mitchell@journalinc.com.