Attorney General Sam Olens announced on January 7, 2016 that Beverly Wright pled guilty in Ware County Superior Court for stealing from Waycross College. Wright was sentenced to ten years on probation and 60 days in jail.
Between June and September 2012, Wright stole $8,728 while working as the purser for Waycross College, now known as South Georgia State College. Wright’s scheme included taking cash tuition payments from students, giving the students a receipt, and then stealing the cash. Her scheme was discovered when she was laid off during a reduction of force at the college and students started receiving tuition non-payment notices. Wright was suspected when students started producing tuition payment receipts baring Wright’s signature.
In addition to repaying the college, Wright was fined $3,500 and ordered to pay court costs and attorney fees. The case was investigated by SA Kellyn Carter of the GBI.