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Few details emerge after chief magistrate arrested

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 Pickens Sheriff / Photo

Allen Wigington 

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       Few details have emerged following the arrest of Chief Magistrate Allen Wigington last Wednesday on financial charges. 

A 25-year employee of county government, Wigington is charged with improperly using the county-issued credit card for hotel night stays on three occasions.

He is further charged with writing checks during April of 2019 from the magistrate’s account to reimburse the Blaine Lodge for money he had improperly taken from them as their treasurer, according to information released through the Pickens Sheriff’s Office and GBI. 

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        Follow this link for original press release.