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Sylvester Councilman begins serving probationary period

Larry Johnson (Source: Worthit2u) Larry Johnson (Source: Worthit2u)
SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) -

Larry Johnson, who was arrested in Worth County in June of 2012, entered a plea deal to serve probation, and pay a fine, recently.

He was charged with three counts of financial transaction card fraud, in connection to the theft of inmates' personal information at the Worth County jail.

A female jailer was arrested  in that case.  

Johnson is serving his probationary sentence at the Patten Probation and detention Center  in Lanier County, where he was taken last week.

Sylvester City Attorney Tommy Coleman said in a letter to Sylvester officials that Johnson's case was referred under the First Offender Act. That allows him to not be judged guilty, but to serve probation, and pay a fine. 

Once he clears these terms, his record will be cleared, and he is still allowed to serve in elected office. He continues in that roll now.

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