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Waynesboro’s mayor has pleaded guilty to felony charges linked to a business where he was once employed in Statesboro.

Gregory Carswell was indicted last year on several charges in connection with the theft of nearly $12,000 in funds from the title pawn business where he had worked.  Georgia Governor Brian Kemp suspended Carswell, who became Waynesboro’s mayor in 2017, from office after the indictment.

Carswell pleaded guilty yesterday to second degree forgery, identity fraud, theft by taking and theft by deception in Bulloch County, where the incidents occurred.

Thanks to Mary Liz Nolan of WGAC for the story.