- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 7, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The state auditor’s office says a former transportation director for the Shaw School District has been arrested after being indicted for embezzlement.

In a news release Tuesday, state officials say an investigation shows that Willie Alexander allegedly used the district’s fuel card to buy fuel and groceries for his personal use. The State Auditor’s Office has issued Alexander a formal demand for repayment in the amount of $4,142.82.

State Auditor Stacey Pickering says evidence shows that items purchased with taxpayer money included beer and cigarettes.

Alexander was fired from his position with the Shaw School District in 2013. It was unknown whether Alexander had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

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