About 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, the GBI executed a search warrant at Wigington’s office to gather further evidence for the case, the post said. The agency then obtained warrants for his arrest.
He was arrested on three counts of unauthorized use of a financial transaction card, six counts of theft by taking and one count of violation of oath by a public officer. Wigington turned himself in to the Pickens County Adult Detention Center, where he is being held on a $50,000 bond, the post said.
GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles confirmed the agency’s involvement in the investigation but did not provide further details on the agency’s findings.
In other news:
Police say the thief is targeting people who are walking local trails in smash-and-grab robberies.