Former Grady clerk indicted

Croy

CAIRO — A Grady County grand jury indicted former county clerk Carrie Croy this week on counts of theft by taking and criminal attempt to commit a felony.

According to the indictment, Croy took more than $1,500 of county money between April 2015 and April 2018. The indictment says she further attempted to manipulate the federal and state withholding amounts on her paychecks between January and October 2018.

Suspicious discrepancies surrounding Croy's paychecks were first noticed by county auditor Perry Henry in October, who then informed the county Board of Commissioners.

Croy resigned her position later that month and surrendered to law enforcement in February.

The commissioners have since requested that prosecutors seek restitution for the money which Croy is alleged to have stolen and for costs associated with her investigation.

A grand jury was initially slated to consider a theft by taking case against Croy in May, but District Attorney Joe Mulholland said that after reviewing the contents of a case file compiled by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations he believed there were additional investigatory avenues that were unexplored.

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