October 11-- A former Assistant City Clerk with the City of Soperton has been charged by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for non-payment of her water utility bills.
According to the GBI, 27-year-old Shaquoiya Taylor allegedly did not pay her water bill over a period of several months. One official estimated an amount of about $800 which means the the theft had been going on for at least a year. The GBI says she's charged with felony theft of services due to being in a fiduciary position.
Soperton Mayor Royce Fowler says the city asked the GBI to investigate after he became suspicious following an internal audit. The Mayor says Taylor has been terminated from city employment.
The investigation remains active and anyone with information is asked to call the GBI at 478-374-6988.