Second state highway worker charged with embezzlement – this one allegedly stole $10,000

Published 9:46 pm Wednesday, September 25, 2019

A former employee of the Mississippi Department of Transportation was booked into the Hinds County jail following an indictment charging him with embezzlement, announced Attorney General Jim Hood.

Jarrod Wayne Ravencraft, 49, of Jackson, turned himself in to authorities Wednesday following his indictment by a Hinds County grand jury on one count of embezzlement.

Ravencraft is accused of converting to his own use more than $10,000 in gift cards between June 2017 through March 2018 while employed by the Mississippi Department of Transportation. The gift cards were the property of the department.

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If convicted, Ravencraft faces up to 20 years in prison. A charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

This case was investigated by Larry Ware of the Attorney General’s Public Integrity Division. Assistant Attorney General Stanley Alexander will handle prosecution.