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Tift County employees facing felony charges

May 23, 2008

Tifton--Two Tift County workers are in Jail on Friday after investigators say they accessed computer files they had no business looking into.

Jeffrey Flynt and Braxton Driskell work in the information technology department.

Both are charged with felony invasion of privacy after GBI agents executed search warrants and seized files.

Agents aren't sure yet what all they looked at or why, but they say the men accessed personal and confidential information for fraudulent purposes.

The county employees were caught after an outside expert hired by the city noticed something wrong and notified authorities.

"We think they were looking at various county files, e-mails and files on county employees for which the had no legitimate reason," said Mike Lewis, GBI Sylvester.

Jeff Flynt worked at the Tift County Sheriff's Office from 1996 to 2005 when he joined the I.T. department.

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