Attorney General Thurbert Baker announced today that William Dillard was indicted by the Fulton County Grand Jury on fourteen counts of theft by taking. Nine of the theft counts are felonies, and five of the theft counts are misdemeanors. Dillard was employed by the facilities management department of Georgia State University, and he was issued a state-issued purchasing card (P-card) to make purchases for business purposes. The indictment alleges that during November 2007, Dillard used his P-card to make personal purchases at Home Depot, Wal-Mart and Best Buy totaling $4,757.68.
Members of the public should keep in mind that indictments contain only allegations against the individual(s) against whom the indictment is sought. A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty, and it will be the government’s burden at trial to prove the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of the allegations contained in the indictment.
Assistant Attorney General Laura Pfister is prosecuting the case for the state, and Investigator Hammond of the Georgia State University Police Department handled the investigation of the case.