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. From December 5, 2014 until April 12, 2017, Natasha Bray created, submitted, and approved for payment falsified invoices to a fictitious vendor.  Payments to the fictitious company were deposited into a bank account created by Devore Bray. Through their fraudulent activity, the Brays embezzled approximately $222,233.85 from DJJ.

Racketeering carries a penalty of 5-20 years in prison and requirement to pay up to three times the amount of money stolen.

This case was initially referred by DJJ to the Office of the State Inspector General (OIG) who requested assistance from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and was investigated by Deputy Inspector General Austin Mayberry of the OIG and Special Agent Deborah Loving of the GBI. Assistant Attorney General Sandra Bailey is prosecuting the case.

For the full story, please visit: https://law.georgia.gov/press-releases/2018-06-25/carr-announces-indict…