Georgia city councilman accused of stealing beef tenderloin from Piggly Wiggly

The councilman allegedly swapped the price tag on a beef tenderloin with one on a less expensive cut of pork.
The councilman allegedly swapped the price tag on a beef tenderloin with one on a less expensive cut of pork.

A Middle Georgia city councilman is facing charges after he allegedly stole a beef filet tenderloin from a local Piggly Wiggly grocery store, according to the GBI.

Clifford Henry Jiles, a member of the Franklin city council, was arrested Tuesday on misdemeanor theft charges, GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles confirmed to AJC.com.

The charges stem from an incident that happened at the Franklin Piggly Wiggly on Sunday, according to the GBI.

Jiles, 54, allegedly swapped the price tag on the beef tenderloin with the tag on a less expensive pork tenderloin. The beef cut was priced at $83.24, while the pork retailed for $12.16, Miles confirmed. Franklin police were notified Monday after a customer noticed the price tag that had been left on the pork tenderloin.

The case was turned over to the GBI because it involved an elected official.

Jiles was charged with theft by deception and theft by shoplifting.

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