THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WALB) - State investigators are looking into claims that Thomasville employees forged Mayor Greg Hobbs's signature on two payroll documents.
The attorney working the case is in the process of reviewing their findings.
District Attorney Brad Shealy said the accusations that two Thomasville employees forged Mayor Greg Hobb's signature on two payroll documents shouldn't be taken lightly.
"Well anytime a document is forged it's serious matter. Particularly in this situation when you're dealing with governmental matter," said Shealy.
He said forgery is a felony. Shealy will closely review the documents in question and witness statements provided by state investigators.
"They have given me the copy of the file. I will review that to determine what if any charges need to be issued into case," said Shealy.
If additional evidence is needed he'll give investigators an opportunity to gather more.
If there's enough compelling evidence to move forward with indictments, he'll bring this case to the Thomas County grand jury, whose next session is in February.
But, if he doesn't believe there's enough evidence he'll inform the GBI.
"I will just simply write a letter to the GBI indicating that there is insufficient evidence and that the case is closed," said Shealy.
The two employees filed individual litigation against Hobbs regarding these accusations in June. Both are seeking $1 million in damages.