Ex-HHS secretary accused of stealing $22,000

A former Hattiesburg school district employee has been arrested and charged with embezzling more than $20,000 from the district.

Kay Magee, 51, was indicted by a Forrest County grand jury on charges she stole $22,000 during the two years she was a secretary at Hattiesburg High School.

She resigned last year.

The state auditor's office has issued a demand letter seeking recovery of over $31,000 from Magee.

She is in the Forrest County Jail.