A Georgia mayor faces 75 theft charges after embezzling city funds

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A Georgia sheriff has been arrested in connection with the robbery investigation.

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On October 20, Wilcox County Sheriff Steve Mauldin and District Attorney Brad Rigby asked the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to look into the theft allegations.

Mayor Brandon Holt, 34, embezzled Pineview city funds, officials said.

On January 16, authorities arrested Holt and charged him with 75 counts of theft by taking.

He was booked into the Wilcox County Jail but has since been released on bail.

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in October, Holt was shot during a drive-by Weeks after giving a speech about gun violence.

Channel 2 Tom Jones He traveled to Pineview to talk to Holt about the incident.

Holt said Channel 2 News That he was okay because he still had his life.

“At that moment I really thought my life was over,” Holt said, pointing to the left side of his stomach. “I got beat up here.”

The shooting happened on August 11 on Lafayette Parkway in LaGrange.

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The theft investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the GBI Regional Bureau of Investigation at 478-987-4545. Tipsters can remain anonymous by calling 1-800-597-8477, ConnectedOr by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.

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