KPD searching for person involved in scam


The Kosciusko Police Department has a report that on Wednesday February 8, 2017 an elderly female was scammed for a large amount of cash.

It appears that the victim was convinced to go to the bank and withdraw the money, in an effort of good will. The Kosciusko Police Department wants to warn the public to be aware of these situations and alert the police department if approached in any manner that seems suspicious.

The Kosciusko Police Department is asking for anyone with knowledge of this incident or if you can identify this person please contact Crime Stoppers. Anyone with information that leads to the positive location and arrest of this individual would be eligible for a reward.If you have information to help in this case, please call Crime Stoppers at 601-355-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online through the Web Tip link on the home page of the Central MS Crime Stoppers website. Or use your mobile device or computer to submit a tip by going to


Hugh Lee Ballard, Jr. died in his home on April 20, 2018, in Ethel, MS. He was 78.