2 charged with theft in Athens public-funds investigation

Two people have been arrested in an ongoing investigation into misappropriation of public funds,  Athens-Clarke County police said.

Public Utilities Plant Supervisor Jamison Goolsby and Bobby Wright of Wright & Wright Janitorial Supply Inc. were charged with felony theft by deception, spokesman Epifanio Rodriguez said Wednesday.

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Goolsby created false purchase orders for payment to 

Wright, who  would cash and/or deposit the checks into his 

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personal bank accounts and split the money with Goolsby, according to police.

The arrests came after police searched two residences.

The GBI has been asked to assist in the investigation.

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