Roach, Caudill & Gunn LLP
Toll Free

Felony theft charges call for criminal defense

Throughout the course of employment, many Georgia residents will be tasked with some form of financial responsibility. Some will handle money and accounts on a day-to-day basis as part of their normal duties. Others will be responsible for making purchases on behalf of the company. Unfortunately, there are instances when something appears to be mishandled within these financial responsibilities, and the individual can find him or herself in need of a criminal defense.

An elementary school principal was recently charged with felony theft stemming from purchases she allegedly made on a school district credit card. During an audit by school board officials, it was determined that several purchases charged to the credit card were not made within the scope of school expenses. Based upon this audit, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was asked to open an investigation into the possible misappropriation related to the elementary school.

An investigation into this matter suggests that over a one-year time period, approximately $1,500 was charged to the account in an inappropriate manner. This investigation led authorities to believe that this card was used to make purchases of a personal nature and to pay bills that were the responsibility of the individual rather than the school. The elementary school principal has resigned her position.

In a situation such as this one, the individual must answer to these charges before a judge in a Georgia court. Prior to this, he or she will benefit by working with a criminal defense attorney who will review the evidence and ensure that the individual's rights are protected. Felony theft charges carry significant penalties; the individual will want an experienced team working on his or her behalf.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • South Carolina Bar
  • AV Peer Review Rated
  • Blue Ridge Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia

Contact The Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy