State auditors make surprise visit to Marion County

MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Officials from the Mississippi State Auditor's Office made a surprise visit to the Marion County Tax Collectors  Office on Friday morning to perform a cash count.

Auditors locked doors and went through the cash drawers to see if the monies matched the transaction records.

In late April, the state performed an audit of Marion County and found inconsistencies in the county tax office in excess of around $16,000 with another $2.5 Million in checks that had not been deposited.

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