Charges dropped against police officer in fraud case

Charges dropped against police officer in fraud case
(Source: Raycom Media)

DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) - All charges have been dropped against a Douglas Police officer after she was arrested and charged with financial transaction fraud.

In a release, Douglas authorities said Officer Brittany Coleman used a man's credit card and made unauthorized purchases.

She was arrested and charged on March 17, and immediately resigned.

Douglas Police then turned over to the Coffee County Sheriff's Office.

But prosecutors decided to drop the charges after they said Coleman paid the money back to the victim.

The District Attorney said Coleman will no longer face any criminal charges in the case.

City documents showed Coleman had been an officer with Douglas Police for less than two years, and graduated from the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) Regional Police Academy at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in August 2013.

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