TATTNALL CO., GA (WTOC) - The now-former Deputy Clerk of the Tattnall County Tax Commission Office was arrested after an investigation found that she took over $100,000 in official governmental funds.
Officials say 46-year-old Amy Smith Meeks of Reidsville turned herself into the Tattnall County Sheriff's Department and was charged with felony theft by taking. She made her first court appearance Tuesday afternoon. A Tattnall County court clerk says the judge set bond at either $5,000 or $10,000 property. The Tattnall County sheriff told WTOC that Meeks bonded out on the $10,000 property option.
In April 2017, Tattnall County investigators requested that the GBI conduct an investigation in reference to funds missing from the commissioner's office. Tattnall County Tax Commissioner Dale Dutton had previously notified the sheriff's department of the missing funds and requested a criminal investigation.
The investigation revealed that Meeks, the former Deputy Clerk of the Tattnall County Commissioner's Office, between Oct. 1, 2014, and April 28, 2017, took $103,442.46 in official governmental funds.