WGTC Official Faces Theft Charge

November 9, 2013

A West Georgia Technical College vice president is free on bond following her arrest late Friday.

Dawn Cook of Carrollton turned herself in at the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Friday on a
warrant taken by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation on one count of theft. She was later released
on a $10,000 bond.

“There is an ongoing investigation,” WGTC President Dr. Skip Sullivan said Saturday. “We are
fully participating and assisting in the investigation.”

Sullivan said he couldn’t comment further “until all the facts come out.”

Cook was last May placed on leave from her job as vice president of institutional advancement.

“The charge has to do with her moving technical college funds to an account and withdrawing
about $9,000 for personal use,” said Wayne Smith, special agent in charge for the GBI’s Region 2,
based in Columbus. “This stems from a state inspector general investigation.”

Smith said the GBI became involved when search warrants were conducted at Cook’s home and
office during April of this year.