Former Justice Court Clerk Pleads Guilty

Victoria Nealy, a former deputy clerk in Lauderdale County Justice Court has pleaded guilty to embezzlement by a public official.

The Mississippi Auditor’s Office says it investigated Nealy after receiving a tip that the defendant was 'fixing' tickets and embezzling cash paid to justice court by individuals paying their fines.

Officials say Nealy would receive cash payments from individuals intending to pay their fines, convert the funds to personal use, and void the transaction in the computer system and ask the officer issuing the citation to dismiss the ticket.

Nealy is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 2 at
2 p.m. in Lauderdale County.

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