Sale City Clerk Arrested for Theft

The GBI has arrested and charged Kelly Hancock, age 44, of Pelham, Georgia, with one felony count of theft by taking by a fiduciary.

On May 24, 2024, the GBI was requested by the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office to assist with an investigation into the theft of government funds.

Sale City is a town in Mitchell County in southwest Georgia. The population was 354 at the 2020 census.

It is alleged Hancock, the clerk for Sale City, used a financial transaction card for the City’s bank account to make numerous personal purchases.

The card had been assigned to Hancock for business use as part of her responsibilities as clerk.

The estimated theft is currently at approximately $15,000 but could increase as the investigation and financial audit continues.

Hancock was arrested on May 28, 2024 by GBI Agents and Sheriff’s Office Investigators and then booked into the Mitchell County Jail.

As of June 3, Hancock was still listed as the City Clerk on the city’s website.

This case is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the GBI Regional Investigative Office in Thomasville at 229-225-4090.

Jessica Szilagyi

Jessica Szilagyi is Publisher of TGV News. She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement and corrections. She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia.

Jessica is a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and co-creator of of the Peabody Award-nominated podcast 'Prison Town.'

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