Miss. auditor says trial date set in fraud case

Published 1:45 pm Friday, October 10, 2008

Authorities say a December 1 trial date has been set in federal court for a man accused of home repair fraud.

State Auditor Stacy Pickering said in a news release on Wednesday that Clinton Tapper faces charges in a Hancock County case. Pickering says the case involves three Hurricane Katrina-related grants totaling about $200,000.

Pickering says his office currently has over 250 active Katrina fraud cases and is working with federal and state officials in the investigations.