GBI Arrests Sale City Clerk on Felony Theft Charge

GBI Arrests Sale City Clerk on Felony Theft Charge

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has arrested Kelly Hancock, 44, of Pelham, on a felony charge of theft by taking by a fiduciary. The arrest follows an investigation requested by the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office on May 24, 2024, into the alleged theft of government funds.

Hancock, who served as the clerk for Sale City, is accused of using a financial transaction card linked to the City’s bank account to make numerous personal purchases. The card was issued to her for official business purposes related to her role as clerk.

The estimated amount of the theft is currently around $15,000, but officials indicate that this figure may increase as the investigation and financial audit continue.

GBI Agents, along with Sheriff’s Office Investigators, arrested Hancock on May 28, 2024. She was subsequently booked into the Mitchell County Jail.

This case is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the GBI Regional Investigative Office in Thomasville at 229-225-4090. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app. 

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