Former Mississippi firefighter indicted on embezzlement charges
Published 7:50 am Wednesday, October 19, 2022
A former Mississippi firefighter is indicted on an embezzlement charge related to use of equipment for personal use.
Clarence Parks, 45, an ex-training officer for the Starkville Fire Department was arrested in May.
Recently, an Oktibbeha County Grand Jury indicted Parks. He has been charged with felony embezzlement: fraud committed in public office.
Police began investigating Parks after receiving complaints from inside and outside the fire department that he was using a city-owned vehicle for personal purposes.
Prosecutors allege that Parks was using the vehicle from March 2021 through April 2022.
Parks turned himself in to the police in May.
A court date has not been set in the case.