Tift Co. educator arrested for theft

Tift Co. educator arrested for theft

TIFTON, GA (WALB) - A principal of a Tifton elementary school was booked for theft Tuesday, June 5, 2018, according to a statement issued by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Principal Tammy Dill Corbin, 49, was arrested for felony theft by taking and booked into the Tift County Jail.

An investigation started in February when the GBI was requested by the Tifton Police Department to look into misappropriation of funds at Charles Spencer Elementary School.

An audit conducted by the Tift County School Board found suspicious purchases made on a credit card assigned to the elementary school.

The investigation found that Principal Corbin had used the card to purchase personal items and pay personal bills.

Corbin is said to have charged over $1,500 between July 2017 and January 2018.

The school system released the following statement:

Allegations of the mishandling of funds at Charles Spencer Elementary School were brought to the attention of the school system earlier this year. School officials immediately began an investigation. Taxpayers trust us to responsibly handle all money and we take that responsibility very seriously. We had already begun termination proceedings when Tammy Corbin resigned in March. School officials have cooperated with law enforcement throughout this investigation and will continue to cooperate until it is fully resolved. - Stacey Beckham, Director of Communications for Tift County Public Schools

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