SHS teacher charged with fraud

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School teacher is no longer em­ployed by the Starkville-Ok­tibbeha Con­sol­i­dated School Dis­trict after be­ing ar­rested on fraud charges by the Ok­tibbeha County Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors said Jen­nifer Baggett was ar­rested Oct. 3 and charged with six counts of fraud­u­lently ob­tain­ing goods by false in­for­ma­tion.

She has been ar­raigned and re­mains in the Ok­tibbeha County Jail with bond set at $60,000 bond. Her next court date is yet to be de­ter­mined.

SOCSD pub­lic in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer Ni­cole Thomas con­firmed Baggett was no longer em­ployed with the dis­trict as of Wednesday.

How­ever, due to the dis­trict’s pol­icy of not com­ment­ing on per­son­nel mat­ters, Thomas could not ver­ify whether Baggett re­signed or had been fired.

Thomas also said Baggett’s ar­rest and charges would have no im­pact on her hus­band SOCSD As­sis­tant Su­per­in­ten­dent for Per­son­nel and Sec­ondary Cur­ricu­lum David Baggett’s em­ploy­ment.


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