Former Alcorn County Superintendent Bill Brand was indicted by a grand jury related to his work with the school school.
Brand was indicted for falisfying school attendence records.
The charges stem from Brand allegedly making up numbers related to school attendance in order to defraud the State of Mississippi.
A representative for the Mississippi Department of Education had no comment on the matter, while the Mississippi State Auditor’s office confirmed the indictment.
Brand, before coming to Alcorn County, was the Superintendent of the North Tippah School District. The auditor’s office did not say whether his time as Superintendent there was under investigation.
Brand had a $10,000 bond which he made and was released pending a court date.
We will update this story as more information is available.