LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – Mississippi State Auditor Shad White makes a stop in the Golden Triangle.
White has been in office just a little over 100 days.
He was appointed to finish serving the term of former Mississippi State Auditor Stacey Pickering.
White shared with the Lowndes County Republican Women exactly what his office does.
Basically, it serves as the state’s watch dog when it comes to public money.
“If there are small institutions and by that, I mean institutions that have less than 100 employees. You tend to see, nationwide, you tend to see more fraud in those institutions and when fraud happens, it actually ends up being at a higher price tag, than in bigger institutions. Those are nationwide statistics and we see that pattern playing out in Mississippi, too,” says White.
White says he plans on running for state auditor once this term ends.