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D.A. says more time needed to review matters involving Croy

South Georgia Judicial Circuit District Attorney Joe Mulholland says he needs more time to review the findings of Grady County Commission auditor Perry Henry’s audit of alleged wrongdoing by former Grady County clerk Carrie Croy.
Mulholland had indicated his desire to make a decision on the case by last Friday, but he said over the weekend that the material presented was too much to review in such a short time.
“It’s a lot to review and I will probably need another week before I can complete it,” the district attorney said.
Mulholland has been involved with the Grand Jury in Decatur County on Monday and trials this week in Decatur Superior Court.
The district attorney met with the county’s auditor on Oct. 30 and Henry submitted the findings of his internal audit involving Croy.
Croy resigned, effective immediately, on Tuesday, Oct. 23 after being confronted with the findings of Henry’s internal audit.
Based on those findings, the former county clerk manipulated the county’s payroll and finance software in order to “increase the net value of her personal paychecks.”
Croy’s alleged manipulations of her own paycheck cost the taxpayers approximately $5,000, according to Johnson.
The auditor found additional evidence that has not been released publicly but was presented to the district attorney.
Croy was placed on administrative leave with pay on Oct. 3 by the county administrator pending the completion of the auditor’s review.
Croy had served as the Grady County clerk since July 2008. She began her career in public service in January 2002 when she was hired as the county’s human resources manager and records manager. In addition to serving as clerk, Croy served as the human resources manager and oversaw the retention of public records.

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