DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. -- 11Alive News has learned that two former Douglas County officials were indicted on Friday afternoon.
Douglas County District Attorney David McDade says Former Douglasville mayor Mickey Thompson and county commissioner Freddie Ashmon were both indicted by a grand jury.
Former mayor Thompson was indicted on 91 counts of theft by taking. McDade says Thompson billed the city for meetings he didn't attend; he also billed the county for phone meetings, ribbon cutting and other events for which he was not present.
And Ashmon was indicted for one county of first degree forgery for "altering an earnings statement in a child support case."
According to McDade the case was uncovered by Douglas County Sentinel editor Mitch Snead. The GBI investigated this case.