Woman arrested amid City of Rebecca investigation

Woman arrested amid City of Rebecca investigation

ASHBURN, GA (WALB) - A former employee of the City of Rebecca turned herself in to the Turner County sheriff Wednesday, to face charges of Theft by Taking.

Kelly A. McWhorter is in the Turner jail.

Rebecca city leaders contacted the sheriff's office after some money in the city accounts could not be accounted for. The GBI is following the paper trail to find out if the money was stolen, or if it's just a case of bad accounting.

"What made they Mayor and the Council start being aware something might be wrong and that's when they started looking and seen that there might of been some issues with the funds and that's when they contacted us, " Sheriff Andy Hester said.

In order to see how the money went missing the city must do an audit. Something that they already had planed.

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