- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 19, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) - A former DeKalb County government official and a local businessman are facing criminal charges in connection to a $4,000 check written to Interim DeKalb CEO Lee May that was cashed by someone else.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (https://on-ajc.com/29Sh8XA ) reports that former DeKalb Commission Chief of Staff Morris Williams and contractor Doug Cotter were indicted on charges of theft and conspiracy. Cotter also faces a count of making a false statement.

According to the District Attorney’s Office Cotter allegedly inflated the price of repairs done on May’s home by $4,000.

Williams allegedly instructed Cotter to submit the invoice on May’s behalf and Cotter then cashed the check at his family’s business.

May has repeatedly denied any involvement with the check and doesn’t face any charges.

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