Special Agents from the State Auditor’s Office and Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) Enforcement arrested former MDOT employees, Clyde Poole, Jr., 28, of Batesville; Connie Shegog, 30, of Batesville; and Torrie Willey, 36, of Batesville, after they were each indicted on one count of embezzlement by a Panola County Grand Jury.
In addition to today’s arrests, Poole was issued a demand in the amount of $1,394.51, Shegog was issued a demand in the amount of $12,751.02, and Willey was issued a demand in the amount of $101.36.
The Auditor’s Office received a complaint from MDOT that there were individuals misusing the Fuelman cards. The investigation shows that Poole and Shegog were using MDOT Fuelman cards to purchase fuel for semi-truck drivers. Often times, Shegog used his Fuelman card to purchase gas for a privately owned semi-truck and then collect cash from the truck’s driver. In addition to purchasing fuel for truck drivers, Poole, Shegog, and Willey used MDOT’s Fuelman cards to purchase fuel for their personal vehicles.