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When the Grady County Grand Jury convenes this Thursday, one of the cases that will not be considered is the theft by taking case against Carrie Croy, former clerk for the Grady County Commission. District Attorney Joe Mulholland had said in March that he did expect to present the case this week, but he has since determined that more information needs to be “tied down.” Mulholland says it is currently being investigated.
Croy is accused of taking $5,847.45 in public money over a three year period beginning in 2015. She was placed on paid administrative leave last October pending the outcome of an internal audit, and resigned 20 days later when the findings alleged that she manipulated the county’s payroll and finance software to increase her net pay. Specifically, the audit allegedly showed that Croy removed deductions for federal and state taxes, insurance premiums and retirement fund contributions.
In addition to the manipulation of her paycheck, Grady County administrator J.C. (Buddy) Johnson III, stated in a letter to Croy, issued upon her resignation, that the auditor had discovered other “findings that go beyond the information in this adverse action letter.”
Croy served as the county clerk from July 2008 until Oct. 23, 2018. Prior to that, she served six years as the county’s human resources manager and records manager.