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GBI arrests city official in Fort Oglethorpe, GA

By Amy Morrow

Eyewitness News Anchor/Reporter

FORT OGLETHORPE, GA (WRCB) - The Fort Oglethorpe Code Enforcement Officer has been arrested. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation charged Mark Lindsay with three counts of felony theft by receiving stolen property and one count of felony theft by taking.

According to a news release emailed to Channel 3 Eyewitness News, the investigation results from a companion case from a Fort Oglethorpe Police department investigation involving stolen funds. The Bureau was requested to conduct the investigation due to the nature of Lindsay's employment. 

"The GBI takes public corruption very, very seriously and we would welcome any further information which may be available pertaining to Lindsay's activities," said Jerry Scott, Special Agent in Charge.

Thursday at 11:00, Channel 3 Eyewitness News broke the story of the GBI investigation.

We talked with city leaders and also confirmed that Mark Lindsay resigned Thursday. City manager Ron Goulart says Lindsay wore many hats.  He was in charge of storm water, planning and zoning and would oversee most city projects.  Lindsay has been with the city for 14 years. 

We tried to contact Lindsay but haven't had a return phone call.   You may remember he ran for a seat on the Catoosa County Commission earlier this year, but lost in the primary election.

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