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GBI Report On Coroner's Office Expenditures Turned Over To The District Attorney

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We may soon know whether anything potentially criminal was found in a report on expenditures by the Chatham County Coroner's Office. It's a story we've been following since late last year, when word of an audit turning up some apparent discrepancies first came to light. A report on the GBI investigation into expenditures by the Chatham County Coroner's Office has been handed over to the Chatham County District Attorney's office.

The apparent discrepancies were first discovered in an audit conducted last summer, requested by the County Manager. Questions arose over more than 200-thousand dollars in expenditures billed to the county over the span of about a decade. 81-year old Coroner James Metts then resigned his job in early December shortly after winning re-election. He'd been on the job more than forty years. He has since repaid funds to the county related to the spending that had been questioned.

A GBI spokesperson tells News 3 that their office is set to meet with the Chatham County District Attorney Wednesday morning - to discuss whether anything potentially prosecutable was found. News three will continue to follow this story and update you as more information becomes available.

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