On July 9, 2024, the State of Georgia, Office of the Inspector General, with assistance from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, successfully arrested former Department of Early Care and Learning employee Maranda Powell. Powell was previously indicted by a Fulton County Grand Jury in 2021 on four counts of False Statements and Writings related to allegedly falsifying childcare inspection reports.

OIG thanks the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance.

No further details of the case are being released at this time.