Thomasville mayor indicted by Thomas County grand jury

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Posted at 10:55 AM, Feb 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-07 07:37:48-05

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) - Thomasville’s mayor has been indicted after alleging that someone used his signature to forge documents.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Greg Hobbs is facing six charges, including making a false report, violation of oath by a public officer and making a false statement.

The GBI says they were called in to investigate documents that allegedly had mayor Greg Hobbs' signature forged on them in June 2018. 

"Hobbs had previously met with officials at the District Attorney's Office and made the allegations which prompted the investigation request by the District Attorney's Office," officials wrote in a press release.

The GBI then began investigation, sending the documents to the FBI Crime Lab for comparison and analysis. Those results were then given to the District Attorney's Office, who presented the case to the Thomas County Grand Jury on Monday.

The Grand Jury decided to "true bill" an indictment against Hobbs, charging him with one count of false report of a crime, two counts of making a false statement, and three counts of violation of oath by a public officer.

The investigation is still ongoing. 

This is a developing story. Stay with us for additional details.