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Former Lily Pad CEO indicted

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In this 2013 photo, First Franklin Financial presented a check for $40,000 to buy clothes, coloring books and other toiletries for abuse victims. In this 2013 photo, First Franklin Financial presented a check for $40,000 to buy clothes, coloring books and other toiletries for abuse victims.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Cassandra Wright, a former CEO of the Lily Pad SANE Center, has been indicted by a Dougherty County grand jury for forgery and theft.

She is accused of forging the signatures of the Probate Court judge and Lily Pad board members in order to steal money and gift cards that belonged to the charity. Investigators said she then converted those assets for her own use.

The indictment did not specify an exact dollar amount, but said the amount was in excess of $500.

The Lily Pad SANE Center is an organization that provides comprehensive services to victims and families impacted by crimes of sexual assault and child sexual and physical abuse.

The center provides support services to more than 300 child victims, and roughly 150 adults each year.

The Lily Pad SANE Center issued the following statement:

We are encouraged to learn that through the results of effective operating policies and procedures of the Lily Pad SANE Center, Cassandra Wright, former Executive Director has been indicted for forgery and theft.

These events took place over one year ago, and were quickly discovered by Lily Pad's finance department. Upon discovery, it was referred to the District Attorney, Greg Edwards, to be investigated by the GBI. Cassandra Wright was immediately terminated.

Fortunately for our organization, no contributions were affected by her actions. As an organization that fights for victims and steadfastly works to aid law enforcement and this judicial circuit to provide the best possible care to victims, we refuse to allow someone to misuse their position to victimize our organization.

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