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Former Scott County employee convicted of embezzlement

By: Sarah Ulmer - February 23, 2022

Tony Macon, a former employee of Scott County, was convicted of embezzlement in the county Circuit Court. State Auditor Shad White announced the conviction after the case was prosecuted by District Attorney Steven Kilgore in Judge Mark Duncan’s courtroom.

Macon plead guilty to the charges. He was originally arrested by Special Agents from the Auditor’s office in December 2020 after embezzling nearly $50,000 from Scott County taxpayers using Fuelman Cards to purchase fuel for his own use.

He was also issued a demand letter upon arrest.

Macon was sentenced to five years in prison and five years in post-release supervision. He was also ordered to pay $59,916.67 in restitution and fines.

“We have a zero-tolerance policy for theft in the Auditor’s Office, and people need to know there are serious consequences for embezzlement in Mississippi,” said Auditor White. “I am thankful to the investigators and prosecutors for their hard work.”

Tony Macon is now convicted of a felony offense and will not be able to handle public money again. Judge Duncan’s sentencing order has been filed with the Scott County Circuit Clerk’s office for public inspection.

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Sarah Ulmer

Sarah is a Mississippi native, born and raised in Madison. She is a graduate of Mississippi State University, where she studied Communications, with an emphasis in Broadcasting and Journalism. Sarah’s experience spans multiple mediums, including extensive videography with both at home and overseas, broadcasting daily news, and hosting a live radio show. In 2017, Sarah became a member of the Capitol Press Corp in Mississippi and has faithfully covered the decisions being made by leaders on some of the most important issues facing our state.