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Former Department of Revenue Employee Pleads Guilty to Credit Card Fraud

PRESS ADVISORY

Former Department of Revenue Employee Pleads Guilty to Credit Card Fraud

June 22, 2011

Former Department of Revenue employee John Richardson pled guilty today to one count of Financial Transaction Card Fraud (O.C.G.A. § 16-9-33) in DeKalb County Superior Court. While he was employed by the Department of Revenue, Richardson used a co-worker’s state-issued gasoline card personal identification number without authorization to fraudulently obtain gasoline for his personal vehicle.

Richardson was sentenced by Judge Cynthia J. Becker to 30 days imprisonment and two years probation. In addition, he has been ordered to pay a $1,000.00 fine and restitution in the amount of $69.40 to the Department of Revenue. Charges are pending against co-defendants Marcus Britt, Micah Decuir, William Gladney, and Billy Evans.

Assistant Attorney General Daniel A. Hiatt prosecuted Richardson on the behalf of the State of Georgia. The case was investigated by Investigator Mike Bailey of the Department of Revenue.