Georgia tax commissioner arrested after GBI investigation

Georgia tax commissioner arrested after GBI investigation
Shirley Sosebee

FANNIN COUNTY, Ga. — The Fannin County tax commissioner was arrested Thursday after an investigation into forgery.

Shirley Sosebee, 63, of Blue Ridge, was charged with forgery and violation of oath by a public officer.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office to assist in the investigation on Feb. 27. The Sheriff’s Office received a complaint that Sosebee forged someone’s signature on a deed to transfer title in effort to obtain the Fannin County property for use by her family.

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The investigation is ongoing.

Sosebee was booked into the Fannin County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.