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August 26, 2004

Bainbridge -- The former finance director for the city of Bainbridge is indicted for theft. William H. Lanier is charged with 27 counts of theft by conversion and three counts of making false entries in records.

He's accused of taking up to $50,000 of city money, then later returning it.

"There are certain areas of public service and there's a line there that you can't cross the line, and certainly he crossed the line," said District Attorney Brown Moseley.

An anonymous tip led Moseley to ask the GBI to conduct an investigation. Lanier has been released from the Decatur County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

posted at 2:20PM by dave.miller@walb.com