A six-month long investigation by the Georgia Board of Workers' Compensation ended with the arrest of two people. Various accusations of fraudulent acts resulted in multiple felony charges. Of those arrested, one apparently has ties to a MLB player in another state.
Most people in Georgia would likely feel pleased if their spare pocket change totaled up to $20 or so, but police claim that one man had coins worth much more than that. Officers allege that the man in question hadn't just been storing his leftover change in an old jar, but that he had actually stolen the valuable coins from a local store. He has since been arrested on felony charges and was behind bars at last report.
Americans are taking on more and more debt, and consumers in Georgia are no exception. With a 2.1 percent increase in household debt in the latter part of 2013, it may not come as a surprise to learn that some of these Americans struggled with making payments on some of their debt. When a company is unable to collect on a debt, it sometimes sells it off to a debt collection agency, who then seeks to collect on it. While this is not an uncommon activity, some debt collectors in Georgia are now facing federal criminal charges.
About a year ago, Georgia Tech launched an investigation after suspicions arose about where certain grant money was actually going. Although no criminal charges have been filed yet, some expect that the local district attorney will be filing some soon. Additionally, those involved could also potentially face federal charges.
A college basketball player was cut from his team after drug-related allegations led to his arrest. Facing felony charges for possessing marijuana, the University of Georgia student has maintained his innocence while also apologizing for any negative attention that has been cast onto the school. For unknown reasons, he had apparently been suspended for multiple games during the previous year’s season.
Republican Senator Don Balfour of Snellville, Georgia, is facing numerous criminal charges, including creating a false certificate, illegally claiming legislative costs, double-billing and theft. A panel has also recommended that the lawmaker be suspended from his duties.
A Georgia man who was accused of the brutal rape of a woman he met at a Sandy Springs bar was arrested four days after the alleged incident and now faces several felony charges.
A veteran policeman with the DeKalb County Police Department is under fire after allegations were made that he molested a 13-year-old girl. The 49-year-old is now facing child molestation charges and is being held in police custody.
In an ironic twist, a company that monitors people facing allegations of violating probation is now facing allegations of unconstitutional behavior. This development may cause the company to refund hundreds, possibly even thousands of dollars, to people for unnecessary penalties and damages.
A veteran DeKalb County police officer has been charged with child molestation after police said he showed pornography to a 13-year-old girl and tried to undress her. The 49-year-old man resigned his position with the police department after 18 years on the job. Police said he admitted to the charges, but the man's attorney disputed that, saying the man has not confessed.