Former Biloxi School District police chief charged with embezzlement
Former Biloxi School District Police Chief Paul Cannette is behind bars after a grand jury indicted him on an embezzlement charge.
Special agents from the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor arrested Cannette yesterday. Authorities say Cannette embezzled more than $150,000 from the Mississippi Association of School Resource Officers, or MASRO. MASRO receives public funds from the state department of education through the Mississippi community oriented policing in schools grant.
Cannette was issued a demand of more than $224,000 which includes the amount embezzled, interest, and recovery costs. He was jailed under a $50,000 bond.