Former State of Georgia employee Indicted for State Fuel Theft

February 1, 2018

On February 1, 2018, a Cobb County Grand Jury indicted Therron Gordon, a former Cobb-Douglas Community Service Board (CDCSB) employee on twenty-one counts of Unauthorized Use of a Financial Transaction Card (O.C.G.A. § 16-9-37(b)) for using State fuel cards to purchase gasoline for himself and others.  The indictment alleges that Mr. Gordon purchased approximately $601.02 in fuel between November 16, 2016 and March 3, 2017 that was not for official state business.

At the CDCSB, Mr. Gordon was tasked with transporting individuals participating in various mental health programs. In the performance of his duties, Mr. Gordon used State-issued vehicles and State-issued fuel cards.  Mr. Gordon was terminated on March 6, 2017.

The case was referred to the State of Georgia Office of Inspector General (GA OIG) by the Georgia Department of Administrative Services Office of Fleet Management and was investigated by GA OIG Investigator Misti Williams.  Assistant Attorney General Greg Lohmeier is prosecuting the case on behalf of the State of Georgia.