The Inspector General is appointed by the Governor. The staff of the Office of Inspector General serves at the pleasure of the Inspector General.

In addition to the Inspector General, the Office of Inspector General is comprised of a Deputy Inspector General, Investigators, Auditors and Support Staff.

 

Scott McAfee

Inspector General

Mr. McAfee is from the Atlanta, Georgia area.

As Inspector General, Mr. McAfee directs the Office responsible for investigating allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse in the Executive Branch of state government.

Prior to accepting his position as Inspector General, Mr. McAfee spent his legal career in public service, working the last eight years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Department of Justice in the Northern District of Georgia and as an Assistant District Attorney in Fulton County. As an AUSA, McAfee investigated and prosecuted major drug trafficking organizations, fraud, and illegal firearms possession. In the Fulton County District Attorney's Office, McAfee handled hundreds of felony cases ranging from armed robbery to murder.

McAfee obtained his undergraduate degree from Emory University, where he majored in music and received a scholarship to play the cello in the university symphony orchestra. He earned his law degree from the University of Georgia. While in law school, McAfee was inducted into the Order of the Barristers. He has also previously worked for Justice David Nahmias and Justice Keith Blackwell of the Georgia Supreme Court.

McAfee is active in the legal community, serving as the board member and past president of the Criminal Law Section of the Atlanta Bar. He is a volunteer scuba diver at the Georgia Aquarium and captains his ALTA tennis team.

Jenna Wiese, CPA, CFE

Deputy Inspector General

Ms. Wiese is from the Atlanta, Georgia area.

Ms. Wiese is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) highly adept at fraud investigations, forensic auditing, and project management. As Deputy IG, she leads and conducts investigations involving fraud, waste, abuse and corruption within the executive branch of state government. In addition to her investigative duties, Ms. Wiese serves as OIG’s Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Wiese has received advanced training in criminal and administrative investigations, fraud examinations, interviews and interrogations, contract and grant fraud examinations, public corruption, and a variety of other topics related to the anti-fraud profession.

Prior to accepting her position with the Office of Inspector General, she worked in the City of Atlanta’s City Auditor’s Office as the Investigations Manager where she built the investigative unit from the ground up, leading and conducting white collar crime investigations into alleged wrongdoing by City employees and vendors. Before this, Ms. Wiese worked seven years in public accounting with two notable Atlanta based firms in positions of ever-increasing responsibility ranging from Systems Associate to Senior Auditor to Associate Vice President for Financial Reporting and Analysis.

Ms. Wiese is a Georgia Southern University graduate who holds a Master of Accountancy with a concentration in Forensic Accounting and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting with a Fraud Examination minor. 

Bethany Whetzel, J.D.

General Counsel

Ms. Whetzel is originally from Madison, GA and currently resides in the Atlanta area.

Ms. Whetzel is a lawyer with extensive investigative experience relating to both administrative and criminal prosecutions. Since 2011, Ms. Whetzel has been employed by the State of Georgia as an attorney. She has worked closely with the Attorney General’s office in employment, litigation, special prosecutions, business and finance matters. Additionally, she has vast policy and procedure experience and has prepared and presented training materials on a variety of law and employment topics to a wide array of audiences. As OIG’s General Counsel, Ms. Whetzel provides legal guidance and interpretation of laws, and leads and conducts investigations involving fraud, waste, abuse and corruption within the executive branch of state government. In addition, Ms. Whetzel oversees OIG’s sexual harassment investigations within the Executive Branch agencies. 

Prior to accepting her position with the Office of Inspector General, she served as Assistant and Senior Counsel for the Georgia Department of Corrections for three years, and as Deputy Executive Secretary/Staff Attorney for the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission for five years.   

Ms. Whetzel received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in 2006, her law degree from Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law in 2010, and an LL.M. in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center in 2011. Ms. Whetzel is licensed to practice law in the State of Georgia.   

Mr. Schneider is from the Atlanta, Georgia area.  

Mr. Schneider is a P.O.S.T. certified investigator adept in computer forensics who has a broad spectrum of experience investigating financial crime investigations.  He has worked several multi-jurisdictional investigations, one of which culminated in federal convictions of multiple suspects with estimated losses in excess of $68 million.  Mr. Schneider has received advanced training and developed experience in areas including complex document analysis, digital evidence retrieval and preservations, digital forensics, asset forfeiture, money laundering, and the Bank Secrecy Act. 

Prior to accepting his position as an OIG Investigator, Mr. Schneider worked as a Special Agent with the United States Secret Service in Miami, Florida, investigating violations of federal laws related to counterfeit currency, fraudulent credit cards, money laundering, identity fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, bank fraud, and threats against protectees.  Before his tenure with the Secret Service, Mr. Schneider served as a Criminal Investigator with the Georgia Governor’s Office of Consumer Protection.  While there, Mr. Schneider investigated violations of state laws pertaining to computer facilitated crimes, credit card transaction fraud, counterfeit identification manufacturing, and other white collar crimes.

Mr. Schneider is a Kennesaw State University graduate who holds both a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Master of Science degree in Information Systems. Mr. Schneider is also a Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (C.F.C.E.). 

Roy Williamson

Investigator

Mr. Williamson is from Statesboro, Georgia.

Mr. Williamson is a recent college graduate. A Zell Miller Scholarship Recipient, he completed a rigorous academic curriculum encompassing fraud examination, white-collar crime, the criminal justice system, fraud-related legal issues, and forensic interviewing and interrogation, consistently earning recognition on the Dean’s List.   Prior to accepting his position with the Office of Inspector General, Mr. Williamson was a full time student who worked part-time at local area businesses.  Additionally, he actively volunteered in the Statesboro community, tutoring  students, assisting senior citizens, and provided community outreach.     

Mr. Williamson is a Georgia Southern University graduate who holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Certificate in Fraud Examination. He has short term goals of attaining a Master of Accountancy and earning his CPA within a few years. 

Tracy Wallace

Investigator

Mr. Wallace currently resides in Senoia, Georgia.

Mr. Wallace is a P.O.S.T certified investigator with sixteen years of law enforcement experience in multiple municipalities. He has worked numerous criminal investigations, prepared those cases for trial, and testified in multiple court proceedings in relation to these investigations. Mr. Wallace has received advanced training and developed experience in areas including criminal procedure, legal liability, and other law enforcement applications.

Prior to accepting his position as an OIG Investigator, Mr. Wallace worked as an Investigator with the Cherokee County District Attorney, where he read and analyzed criminal cases, prepared written and verbal analysis of the cases, gathered and analyzed data for presentation by legal counsel, interviewed witnesses and victims in preparation of trial, maintained communication with State and Federal agencies, and testified at jury trials and hearings. Before his tenure with Cherokee County, Mr. Wallace served as a Police Officer for both Kennesaw and Gainesville Police Departments.

Mr. Wallace is a University of West Georgia graduate who holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminology.

Ian Sperin

Investigator

Mr. Sperin is from the Northeast Georgia area.

Mr. Sperin is an Investigator with a strong background in government operations within Georgia.

Prior to accepting his position with the Office of Inspector General, Mr. Sperin worked for the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts as a Senior Auditor for four years where he supervised staff auditors and assisted with the planning, fieldwork, and completion of governmental audit engagements.  He is a skilled interviewer, adept at data analytics, assessing fraud risks, and determining operating effectiveness of an agency’s internal control activities.  Before his entry in state service, Mr. Sperin was a Tax Intern for two private firms in the Atlanta area.     

Mr. Sperin is a University of North Georgia graduate who holds both a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy. 

Andrew Wachniak

Investigator

Mr. Wachniak is from Statesboro, Georgia.

Mr. Wachniak is a recent college graduate. Prior to accepting his position with the Office of the Inspector General, Mr. Wachniak interned and worked at various local IT businesses. While there, Mr. Wachniak managed databases, deployed software, and designed and installed computer networks, connections, and cabling, while also identifying and resolving technical problems and efficiency issues. Additionally, Mr. Wachniak actively volunteered in the community through his church.

Mr. Wachniak is a Georgia Southern University graduate who holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. He has short term goals of attaining his Security Plus certification.

Mr. Johnson is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. 

Mr. Johnson is a highly skilled operational, financial, and compliance auditor with incredible attention to detail. His work incorporates data analytics experience while focusing on non-conventional and special project audits in the State of Georgia.

Prior to accepting his position with the Office of the Inspector General, Mr. Johnson worked as a Staff Auditor for the Georgia Department of Transportation. While in that position, Mr. Johnson led an audit of the agency purchase card program which reduced risk exposure by $2.1 million. Mr. Johnson previously served as owner and operator of a private business and worked in the corporate environment as Operations Manager for Federal Express.   Earlier in his career, Mr. Johnson worked five years as a Parole Officer with Georgia Pardons and Paroles, after dedicating a number of years of service to our country in the United States Marine Corps.     

Mr. Johnson earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

Mr. Winfield currently resides in Atlanta, GA.

Mr. Winfield is an auditor with specialized education and experience in state and local government operations and policy. Prior to accepting his position with the Office of Inspector General, Mr. Winfield worked for the City of Atlanta as a Performance Auditor where he conducted qualitative and quantitative analyses of various processes and procedures within the City’s municipal departments. Before his employment with the City of Atlanta, Mr. Winfield interned as an Auditor within the Non-Profit & Local Government Authorities Division of the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts. As an intern, Mr. Winfield assisted with major statewide projects including the Biennial Retirement Report for the State Auditor and retirement plan surveys for over 500 government entities.

Mr. Winfield is a Georgia State University graduate who holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy, Planning and Economic Development.

Tonette Spencer

Administrative Assistant

Ms. Spencer is from Atlanta, Georgia.

Ms. Spencer has extensive experience as an Administrative Assistant. She provided support for events and activities, coordinated travel, processed time and expense reports, and maintained office functionality in private industry for years. 

Prior to accepting her position with the Office of the Inspector General, she worked as Claims Analyst with Hiscox Insurance in Atlanta, Georgia, tracking and managing claim details and working with the accounting department to ensure full execution of payments.  She also worked with American International Group as a Workers’ Compensation adjuster, a claims analyst, a trainer, and an administrator.

Ms. Spencer earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, with a minor in Psychology, from Illinois State University in Bloomington, Illinois.