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Auditor’s office arrests another business owner named in WLBT ‘Pandemic Profits’ investigation

HINDS COUNTY, Miss. (WLBT) – Agents with the State Auditor’s office arrested a business owner believed to be tied to a Hinds County embezzlement scheme involving an elected official and hundreds of thousands in taxpayer dollars, a scheme first uncovered by WLBT in a series of investigations last year.

Undare Kidd and his wife Trafonda Kidd remain in custody in the Raymond Detention Center awaiting an initial appearance after being indicted on fraud and conspiracy.

A news release from the auditor’s office said agents also presented a demand letter for $49,653.52 to both individuals.

Undare Kidd is the third business owner to be arrested in the last three months whose company allegedly received money intended to help make Hinds County elections safer, county and state records show.

His company, Innovative Concepts 50 LLC, got more than $149,000 in contracts, including $62,000 to provide meals to poll workers on Election Day.


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