Thursday, May 23 2013 5:19 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:19:44 GMT
One south Georgia law enforcement agency recently received much needed financial help for a mandatory upgrade. The Thomasville Police department got an $8,000 grant from the Governor's Office of HighwayMore >>
The Thomasville Police department got an $8,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:13 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:13:37 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:06 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:06:59 GMT
A south Georgia soldier is enjoying her first night with her family in months. She returned to Quitman today after a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan. And she surprised her son and her mother at herMore >>
A south Georgia soldier is enjoying her first night with her family in months.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:04 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:04:16 GMT
All non-essential employees at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany have been sent home for the day due to a sudden drop in water pressure. Base officials say the water is either running extremely low orMore >>
The command is still investigating the cause of this specific leak and will provide up-to-date information to the public as well as its workforce as to the causes and preventative measures that will take place in the future.More >>
November 7, 2003
Thomasville - Having your wallet stolen can put you in a bind. Your license, credit cards, all of your identification is suddenly gone, but you still have to prove your identity to the DMVS, unless you can payoff a license examiner for an ID. Investigators with the GBI say that's exactly what they did.
Special Agent in Charge, Ronnie Thompson says, "When we purchased from her she charged us $100.00 for a Georgia ID and then an additional $100.00 for the driver's license."
40-year old Debbie Ann Brooks worked as a license examiner for a little over a year. She was arrested yesterday for selling ID's with fraudulent information to an undercover officer.
Thompson says, "The licenses and the ID that we purchased, we purchased in bogus names, and the employee knew that they were bad names."
He says having a false id, gives people too much dangerous power. "Anytime you give someone the capability of being who they're not," says Thompson, "And it makes it easier for them to commit fraud, commit any kind of crime that they want." Crime that he doesn't want to see in Thomasville.
Brooks is being held at the Thomas County Jail on a $6500 bond. She has been charged with violation of oath of office and one count of forgery in the first degree. She has also been fired from the Department of Motor vehicle safety.