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Glennville PD Court Clerk arrested for stealing city funds

GLENNVILLE, GA (WTOC) -

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested the Glennville Police Department’s Court Clerk, Linda Thompson.

The department asked the GBI to investigate allegations of theft involving one of their employees. Glennville PD investigators noticed missing money from fines that had been paid to the City of Gleenville.

Thompson was responsible for the funds. After the investigation, it was revealed that $10,000 of funds were unaccounted for in 2015.

Thompson was arrested Thursday and is charged with one count of theft, by a fiduciary of government funds.

The investigation is ongoing and more charges may be forthcoming.

Glennville Mayor Chris Roessler released the following statement to WTOC:

This is an unfortunate situation. However, it is our duty as public servants to investigate any discrepancies which we did. We are appreciative of GBI's quick response and assistance in the handling of this situation. Because it is an ongoing investigation, I am unable to comment further.

Please contact Special Agent Ashley Brown GBI Statesboro at 912.871.1121, if you have information involving this case.

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