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Dougherty County tag office employee arrested

Kofi Jenkins (Source: Dougherty County Jail) Kofi Jenkins (Source: Dougherty County Jail)
Lt. Steve Mitchum (Source: WALB) Lt. Steve Mitchum (Source: WALB)
DCP officers arrested Jenkins and charged him with 10 counts of computer forgery. (Source: WALB) DCP officers arrested Jenkins and charged him with 10 counts of computer forgery. (Source: WALB)
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

Dougherty County Police released details into a county employee's arrest.

A Dougherty County Tag Office employee was charged with ten counts of computer forgery.

And investigators said there could be more charges coming. 

Police said Kofi Jenkins, 32, who worked at the Dougherty County Tag Office, altered data within the computer system for his own personal benefit. 

Investigators said auditors discovered Jenkins overrode late fees more than 5,100 times during a two and a half year period. 

Lieutenant Steve Mitchum said the majority of the transactions involved customers who legitimately owed late fees. 

Jenkins would override the late fees, and the transactions would show that he was giving cash payment back to the customer. 

But, investigators contacted several customers, and none said they received cash back. 

"He admitted it, he would override the system.  Basically to help out the elderly, veterans, and people in need," said Lt. Mitchum.  "He denied ever taking any money for his personal use."

Lieutenant Mitchum said Jenkins turned himself in Wednesday. 

He said right now, the dollar amount for the approximately 5,100 overrides totals at $39,000.

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