ALBANY — South Georgia Circuit District Attorney Joe Mullholland said Friday he is still waiting on the Dougherty County School Police investigation report on alleged school lunch fraud by Dougherty County School Board member Velvet Riggins.
“Right now I am still waiting on the report,” Mullholland said. “I’ve talked to the school board attorney (Tommy Coleman) and to the school police, but until I get the actual report I really can’t do anything.”
Last month Riggins was charged with two misdemeanor counts of falsifying information on free or reduced lunch applications and a felony count of offense by a public official. She is currently free on a $7,000 personal recognizance bond.
Mullholland was appointed as a special prosecutor after Dougherty District Attorney Greg Edwards recused himself from the case because he personally knows Riggins.
Mullholland said once he gets the DCSS report, he anticipates moving quickly to resolve the case.
“I have to review the report to see where I can go from there,” Mullholland said. “I’d like to get things moving quickly because the sooner we can get it done, the better.”