State Auditor announces indictment of former Nanih Waiya School Employee

JACKSON- State Auditor Stacey Pickering announced April 8 that former
Nanih Waiya Attendance Center employee, Lori Young, surrendered
herself to the Winston County Sheriff’s Office and to agents with the
State Auditor’s Office on Friday, April 6.

Young was indicted on one count of embezzlement by the Winston County
Grand Jury.

Young embezzled $15,833.40. She was served a demand for $28,917.15
which included investigative costs, interest, and other costs of
recovery. Young embezzled funds from the Nanih Waiya Attendance
Center, part of the Louisville Municipal School District, by not
depositing all of the funds that had been given to her by teachers
and club sponsors and altering cash sheet records to cover the stolen
cash.

“This is one of many cases our office has worked in the past year
involving embezzlement at a local school district,” said State
Auditor Stacey Pickering. “Taking funds intended for our students
will not be tolerated, and employees like Ms. Young will be held
accountable for their actions when they violate the public trust and
misuse of taxpayer dollars.”

Young, 36, served as the Nanih Waiya School Secretary from January
2006 to March 2010.