Two Individuals Have Been Indicted For Allegedly Attempting To Defraud Oconee Center Community Service Board

On Tuesday, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced that Latina Thompson and Sheldonna Williams, a former employee of the Oconee Center Community Service Board (CSB), have been indicted on charges of Racketeering, Forgery in the Third Degree, and Theft by Taking. 

According to a press release from Carr’s office, “the defendants are alleged to have engaged in a scheme to take money from the Oconee Center CSB through the use of 21 fraudulent and stolen checks belonging to the agency. As a result of their alleged acts, the defendants are believed to have unlawfully acquired and maintained over $65,000.”

“Community Service Boards play an important role in every one of our communities by delivering behavioral health treatment and services to our most vulnerable citizens,” said Carr. “Whether an agency employee or a member of the public, anyone who unlawfully obtains funds intended to sustain this critical mission will be held accountable. We will not tolerate this type of criminal activity as we continue to support our state’s ongoing efforts to ensure all Georgians have access to quality mental health and wellness care.”

The defendants were charged with 1 count of Racketeering, 3 counts of Forgery in the Third Degree, and 3 counts of Theft by Taking. 

The case was investigated by the Milledgeville Police Department and the State of Georgia Office of the Inspector General.

“The indictment in this case shows the partnership of both agencies working together for justice of these crimes,” said Milledgeville Police Chief Dray Swicord.

D & B Staff

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