Monday, April 08, 2024

Former Carthage parks director bound over for trial on stealing, money laundering charges

Former Carthage parks director Mark Peterson waived his preliminary hearing today in Jasper County Circuit Court and was bound over for trial on three counts of stealing and two counts of money laundering.

According to the probable cause statement, Peterson stole more than $140,000 from the city between 2020 and 2022.

Peterson was taking money from the operation of the municipal golf course and depositing it into multiple bank accounts labeled as "Mark Peterson DBA Pete's Pro Shop," the statement said.

Peterson, who had been head professional at the golf course since 1995, replaced retiring Alan Bull as parks director in 2019.

More information from the probable cause statement can be found at the link below.

The Turner Report: Former Carthage Parks Director charged with stealing $142,000, money laundering (


Anonymous said...

Bound over 🤣 wow they mad at him

Anonymous said...

Clearly he thought out his money laundering fraud scheme and tried to do his due diligence not to get caught. He should not be given an opportunity to receive probation and restitution, but jail time. The courts need to make an example of this criminal who stole from a local community, who entrusted him.