Former Forrest County probation officer charged with embezzlement…again

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Former Forrest County probation officer Dendrick Hurd has been arrested…again..indicted on 2 additional counts of embezzlement.  Special Agents from the State Auditors Office issued a demand letter for $8,667.50 upon his arrest.  Hurd was arrested in September of 2021 for allegedly abusing his position to embezzle money from people attempting to pay court-sentenced fees and fines.
He’s now charged with four counts of embezzlement, and faces up to 80 years in prison or $20-thousand in fines.
“We are committed to uncovering all fraud, including in cases where the perpetrator thought the victim would have no one to defend their interests,” said State Auditor Shad White. “If anyone knows of similar fraud like the scheme in this case, please call my office, and we will enforce the law to its fullest extent.”
All persons arrested by the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The case will be prosecuted by the office of District Attorney Lin Carter.
Suspected fraud can be reported to the Auditor’s office online any time by clicking the red “Report Fraud” button on the Auditor’s website or via telephone during normal business hours at 1-(800)-321-1275.

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