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Officials Sending Letter To Governor About Tax Commissioner Investigation

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Columbia County, GA -

The FBI and the Columbia County Sheriff's Office are investigating Tax Commissioner Kay Allen for the way she handled property tax money from the cities of Grovetown and Harlem. There have been rumors circulating that Allen resigned from office Friday morning, but News Channel 6 has learned those rumors are NOT true from her longtime friend, Attorney Jack Long.

Long made it clear that he is not representing Allen, but he insists that she has no plans to resign anytime soon.

We went to the Tax Commissioner's Office today to try to speak with Allen, but she wasn't there.

This investigation got started back in October when County Administrator Scott Johnson asked the Sheriff's Office to investigate allegations that Allen was collecting fees from Grovetown and Harlem, and depositing the money into her personal bank account.

Investigators released their findings to the District Attorney's Office on Friday.

"We started our investigation on the 23rd of October. We have conducted what we believe to be a complete and comprehensive investigation and again, we intend to turn our findings over to the DA and once she has an opportunity to review the the findings, then a decision will be made," Captain Steve Morris said.

We have also confirmed that the Columbia County Commission is in the process of sending a letter to Governor Nathan Deal to notify him about Allen's alleged misconduct.

We have requested to get a copy of that letter.

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