Two former City of Screven officials indicted by Wayne County jury

Two former City of Screven officials indicted by Wayne County jury
Former Mayor Melvin Boyett (Source: Wayne County Sheriff's Office)
Former Mayor Melvin Boyett (Source: Wayne County Sheriff's Office)
Janet Royal (Source: Wayne County Sheriff's Office)
Janet Royal (Source: Wayne County Sheriff's Office)

WAYNE CO., GA (WTOC) - A Wayne County Grand jury indicted two former City of Screven officials on Wednesday evening.

Former mayor Melvin Boyett and former city clerk Janet Royal have been indicted on a felony count of theft by taking. Royal is also being indicted for making false statements. Royal's bond has been set at $2,500 and Boyett's bond is $25,000.

The indictment comes five months after the City of Screven requested an investigation into possible missing money from the city.

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