Former leader of a small Mississippi utility accused of embezzling $107,000

Published 12:02 pm Friday, January 11, 2019

COLUMBIA, Miss. (AP) — The former president of a south Mississippi water utility has been arrested on embezzlement charges.

Marion County Sheriff’s Capt. Pete Williams says Marcus Hull was arrested Thursday. He was president of the Mt. Gilead-Improve Water Association.

Williams and State Auditor Shad White say Hull stole nearly $107,000 from the private nonprofit over two years. White can’t sue for repayment because the association is a private group.

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Williams says other members of the association noticed money was missing and alerted authorities.

Williams says he doesn’t know the name of Hull’s attorney. Hull was jailed Thursday awaiting a hearing before a judge who could set bail on Friday.