THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Thomasville’s mayor was indicted for allegedly forging payroll documents, according to officials.
Greg Hobbs was indicted on six counts by a grand jury.
- Count 1: False report of a crime
- Count 2: Violation of oath by public officer
- Count 3: Making a false statement
- Count 4: Violation of oath by public officer
- Count 5: Making a false statement
- Count 6: Violation of oath of public officer
City Manager Alan Carson said despite the charges, Hobbs’ role has not changed.
“I haven’t heard from the attorney’s yet that there’s anything that changes that status. So he’ll still operate as mayor, and he’s still on council," said Carson.
Carson said he wants to reassure Thomasville residents that they will not let this become a distraction, and continuing to serve the city is top priority.
“Team Thomasville will come together. We will work just like we always have. So, the citizens can feel secure in the fact that the organization is going to run just like they expect it to be," said Carson.
The GBI was requested in June 2018 to start an investigation by the Thomas County District Attorney’s Office. The investigation was into “financial documents that allegedly had the signature of Thomasville Mayor Greg Hobbs forged on them,” Jamy Steinberg, GBI special agent in charge, said in a release.
Steinberg said the decision to present the case to a Thomas County grand jury was made Feb. 4.
The attorney representing the two City of Thomasville employees suing Hobbs in a forgery case released a statement to WALB.
This is a developing story and we will update as more information available.