The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested a former, long-time city employee in connection with the ongoing investigation of Winder's $22 million utility billing operation. Tim Croy, 46, a Winder resident and for a dozen years the assistant supervisor of meter readers, was arrested July 6 and charged with one felony count of theft by taking of government property.
Jesse Maddox, the assistant special agent in charge of the GBI’s Athens office, told the newspaper that Croy “replaced a properly working meter with a new meter to cover up the fact that the meter had been properly working, but had not been checked in a number of months, therefore not generating a proper water bill.”
An internal audit before the start of the GBI’s investigation showed the meter had not been read in more than five years and was located at the home of a former city employee’s mother.
For the full story, read the Barrow Journal's July 18 edition.
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