Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS) Provider Sentenced for Submitting False Documents to State

On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, Laconte Isom, who previously pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud (18 U.S.C. §1343, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §1349), was sentenced in the Northern District of Georgia for a scheme in which Isom submitted false and fictitious information to the state of Georgia in order to receive subsidy payments from the CAPS program.

Revenue Investigations Director Terminated After OIG Investigation

Effective March 13, 2020, the Georgia Department of Revenue Office of Special Investigations Director, Josh Waites, was terminated after the State Inspector General found he did not have a two-year degree in criminal justice from the University of Northwest Florida. Through the investigation, it was discovered that Waites provided false information on an employment application submitted when Waites was promoted to Director of the Office of Special Investigations.

Former Georgia Department of Human Services employee indicted and arrested of federal charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Former Georgia Department of Human Services employee, Monique Wheeler, was indicted and arrested on federal charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering. Wheeler, along with over 23 other individuals were indicted on March 3, 2020 for their roles in for their involvement in a large-scale fraud and money laundering operation that targeted citizens, corporations, and financial institutions throughout the United States. Business email compromise schemes, romance fraud scams, and retirement account scams, among other frauds, duped numerous victims into losing more than $30 million.

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.