A former Fulton County Human Resources finance supervisor is behind bars after she used the county credit card to pay for wedding event merchandise.
An internal investigation by County Manager Zachary Williams’ office last summer found $183,000 in unauthorized charges on Nicola Hosier’s county-issued credit card, many of them benefiting a private event-planning business owned by Hosier and three co-workers. Hosier is charged with using the credit card to buy over $160,000.00 worth of merchandise. Fulton County Police Captain Darryl Halbert says police had been investigating Hosier since August.
Hosier created fake invoices that stated the merchandise was for the facilities that fall under the Human Resources Department. Fulton County commissioner Rob Pitts commended the police on a good job.
Walmart gift cards charged to the county were also used to purchase furniture, bedding, appliances, clothes, video games and champagne flutes that were delivered to Hosier and others at home. Capt. Halbert also could not say whether other arrests in the case would be forthcoming. Hosier, who had worked for the county for 10 years, resigned effective Oct. 30. The three other employees remain on the county payroll.
This case was the subject of a charge from Republican candidate for Fulton County Commission Steve Broadbent during the recent General Election. Broadbent charged that 2 investigators in the Office of Professional Standards lost their jobs because they refused to suspend an administrative investigation until after the November elections.
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