By Associated Press - Saturday, July 26, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) - A grand jury has accused a former secretary for a Douglas County prosecutor of improperly claiming public money for work she did not perform.

Tammie Agan was indicted Friday on 34 felony charges of making a false statement or writing and 24 misdemeanor counts of theft by taking. She did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Agan has been accused of putting in fraudulent claims for work she did not do and claiming payments for her daughter, who was an office intern. Her daughter has not been charged with any crimes. The mother is accused of claiming $400 monthly payment on her daughter’s behalf.

Agan was supposed to receive additional payments if she transcribed law enforcement interviews and recorded conversations outside of her normal working hours. However, the grand jury alleged that Agan preformed some of that work on county government time.

She is accused of improperly claiming more than $7,000 in drug forfeiture funds.

Former Douglas County DA David McDade retired in April as part of an agreement reached with the state attorney general’s office as state authorities wrapped up an investigation. He agreed to repay the county $4,000 in disputed spending.


Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,

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