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Former Ft. Oglethorpe chief building inspector sentenced to prison

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CATOOSA COUNTY, GA (WRCB) - 48-year-old Mark Timothy Lindsay, was tried before a judge in  Superior Court of Catoosa County for multiple offenses of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property.

The two day bench trial was concluded Wednesday, January 14 with convictions for five counts of felony Theft by Receiving Stolen Property and two misdemeanor counts of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property. 

The Lookout Mountain District Attorney tells Channel 3 in September of 2005, while Lindsay  was employed as the chief building inspector for the City of Fort Oglethorpe, he began an extra-marital affair with Deborah Holt.  

Holt was the manager of Markey Place Leasing, LLC doing business as Gateway Mall in Catoosa County.  Holt embezzled large sums of money from her employer and Lindsay received stolen items from Holt over a period of time with an estimated value of between $50,000 and $75,000.  

As the GBI investigated  Holt said that Lindsay would ask Holt for specific items and Holt would secure those items.  A search of Lindsay's residence by the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department located the majority of the stolen property. 

On Wednesday, Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Ralph Van Pelt, Jr. sentenced Lindsay to serve 10 years in the Georgia State Prison System.
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