GBI: No Prosecution in Dodge Co. Road Dept. Theft Case | News
The state Attorney General's office decided that charges against employees at the Dodge County Road Department would not hold up in court.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigations was asked to investigate possible misuse of county resources last November.
Special Agent Todd Lowery says it stemmed from county employees selling old equipment, like rusted dumpsters or used metal blades.
The department would then put that money in a special fund, where they would pay for things like fish fries or for flowers if an employee's family member passed away, according to Lowery.
He says an Assistant Attorney General sent a letter saying the case was not prosecutable.
Assistant Attorney General David McLaughlin wrote that the case raised some procedural and policy questions that should be clarified, but "I cannot conclude crimes were committed."
Lowery says based on the findings, the GBI will be close the case.