Former Starkville city employee charged with misusing city’s gas card
STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – A former Starkville city employee is accused of helping himself to some extra gasoline at the city’s expense.
Marcus Smith was charged with felony embezzlement, meaning the amount was over $1,000.
He worked in the sanitation department.
Mayor Lynn Spruill said some irregularities were noticed by a diligent employee and an investigation was started.
Starkville police were notified through an internal complaint through the city.
The alleged theft occurred with a Fuelman fuel card.
Smith resigned from the city and has been released on bond.