Former State Accounting Office Employee and Department of Human Services Employee are Indicted for Residential Mortgage Fraud

ATLANTA – Inspector General Deborah Wallace announced today that on November 12, 2019 former state employees Kimetha Thompson Spoon and Diane Blassingame Wallace were indicted by a Fulton County Grand Jury on charges of residential mortgage fraud. Spoon, a former Department of Human Services employee, was indicted on six counts of residential mortgage fraud, and Wallace, a former State Accounting Office employee, was indicted on two counts of residential mortgage fraud.

Former Atlanta Regional Commission Employee Charged with Bribery and Extortion

ATLANTA – Inspector General Deborah Wallace announced today that former Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) employee Marc Hannon-White was arraigned and indicted on federal charges of bribery and extortion. A federal grand jury indicted Hannon-White on November 5, 2019, on one count of conspiracy to commit bribery, one count of conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act extortion, and two counts of Hobbs Act extortion.

 

Former DJJ Employee and Spouse Pled Guilty to Stealing More Than $200,000 in Taxpayer Money

On Wednesday, June 12th, 2019, former Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) employee, Natasha Bray, and her husband, Devore Bray, pled guilty under First Offender to violations of O.C.G.A. § 16-14-4(a)- Racketeering.

HomeSafe Georgia Program Recipient Convicted of Public Assistance Fraud

On Thursday, January 10, 2019, HomeSafe Georgia program applicant, Charles Mitchell pled guilty to violations of O.C.G.A. § 49-4-15 – Fraud in Obtaining Public Assistance. Mitchell was sentenced to 24 months of probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $12,435.82.

Former Georgia Department of Agriculture Employee Convicted of Public Housing Fraud

On Friday, October 12, 2018, former Department of Agriculture (GDA) employee Shakerah Hall pled guilty to four (4) counts of Public Housing fraud (OCGA 16-9-55a) and was sentenced to pay restitution in the amount of $26,724.00, serve probation for forty-eight (48) months, perform 200 hours of com

Former Cobb-Douglas CSB Employee Indicted for Fuel Theft

On Thursday, August 2, 2018, former Cobb-Douglas Community Service Board (CSB) employee, Darious Jordan was indicted on ten counts of Unauthorized Use of a Financial Transactions Card in the Superior Court of Cobb County.

Subsidy and Welfare Program Recipient Admits to Receiving Overpayments

On May 1, 2018, Love Lynetta Frazier admitted to receiving overpayments from Georgia subsidy and welfare programs.  Ms.

Former DJJ Employee and Spouse Indicted on Racketeering Charges

On Thursday, June 21, 2018, former Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) employee, Natasha Bray, and her husband, Devore Bray, were charged with Racketeering in the DeKalb County Superior Court.

Former GBI Official Faces Federal Charges for Use of State Credit Card

On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, former Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) Inspector Sandra J. Stevens, f/k/a “Sandra J. Putnam”, was indicted with four (4) counts of mail fraud and three (3) counts of federal program theft by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia.

Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS) Provider Pled Guilty to Falsifying Documents to State Agency

On February 27, 2018, Debra Parker Osborn, Owner/Director of Sonshine Christian Childcare & Prekindergarten Center, Inc.,  pled guilty in Bulloch County Superior Court to one count of making false statements (O.C.G.A. § 16-10-20) in a scheme to defraud the Georgia Department of Early Care and