Georgia Division of Family and Children Services office raided

Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 1:23 PM
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 COLUMBUS, Ga. -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and other authorities raided the Muscogee County offices of the Division of Family and Children Services Wednesday and issued warrants for two women, a supervisor and former acting director, the GBI said in a statement to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.

Warrants were issued for Phyllis Mitchell, an intake supervisor, and Deborah Cobb, a former acting director of DFCS for 18 months. Both are charged with one count each of making false statements and writings, concealment of facts, fraudulent documents in matters within jurisdiction of state or political subdivisions and subornation of false swearing.

Authorities suspect supervisors at the DFCS Child Protective Services office destroyed, delayed, changed or falsified reports to maintain compliance with department guidelines.

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