Moss Point Fraud Investigation
The state auditor’s office is investigating potential fraud involving funds from the utilities department and the Moss Point Police Department. This is according to our media partner the Sun Herald.
The District Attorney’s Office tells News 25 that someone in the city reached out to them to look into multiple departments and then the DA then contacted the state auditor’s office to investigate.
Moss Point Mayor Billy Broomfield confirmed the investigations after the newspaper filed a public records request.
In the utilities department, the finance director discovered “some discrepancies in the accounting.”
A second investigation began after interim Police Chief Brandon Ashley checked the Moss Point Police Benefit Account and discovered problems with spending.
These investigations come a month after Moss Point Police Chief Art McClung was forced to resign.
News 25 reached out to Mayor Broomfield multiple times and has yet to receive a statement.