Former County Commissioner Charged with Theft


Former Worth County Commissioner Tony Hall was recently arrested in Dougherty County and charged with  two felony counts of theft by conversion.
The Sylvester native served as the District 1 commissioner on the Worth County Board of Commissioners from 2008 until he was defeated in last year’s election to current District 1 representative Joe Gaines. Hall also served as Vice President and Albany Area Manager of the Southwest Georgia Food Bank, Second Harvest, from 2007-2011.
The charges stem from allegations related to his position at the Food Bank.
According to Georgia law, Theft by Conversion occurs when a person lawfully obtains funds or other property and then converts those funds or property to his own use. The charge becomes a felony when the item(s) exceeds a value of $500.
Hall’s case is scheduled to appear before the grand jury in Dougherty County on June 26, 2013. If convicted, Hall could face up to 10 years in prison.