Update: Fannin County Sheriff Dane Kirby confirmed this morning (Friday, March 6) that Tax Commissioner Shirley Sosebee’s arrest did not involve her elected office.
“The initial inquiry by the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office determined the complaint against the tax commissioner did not involve the operations of the tax commissioner’s office, but involved personal, family business,” the sheriff said.
Fannin County Tax Commissioner Shirley Sosebee was arrested shortly after 4 p.m. today (Thursday, March 5) and charged with two warrants taken out by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).
Those warrants charge Sosebee with one count each of Forgery in the First Degree and Violation of Oath by a Public Officer.
Shortly after her arrest she was released from the Fannin County Detention Center under a $10,000 bond.
Fannin County Sheriff Dane Kirby said, “A complaint was filed by the victim to the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office that the signature on a deed to transfer title on a parcel of real estate had been forged.
“After a brief inquiry by the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office, the GBI was requested to conduct the formal investigation.”