Facebook content related to the Griffin Police Department now the basis of two investigations

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Only four weeks after a press release posted on the City of Griffin Police Department Facebook page was deleted under mysterious circumstances, a second post related to the Griffin Police Department was deleted from a local community forum Facebook page. The latest deleted social media content involves a March 22 post […]

Arrest made in Family Medical Center hacking case involving 43,000 patient records

STAFF REPORT ::: An Idaho man has been arrested and charged with hacking into the computers of Family Medical Center in Griffin, computers in the city of Newnan and others. Robert Purbeck, of Meridian, Idaho, was on March 2 indicted in the Northern District in Georgia on federal charges including computer fraud and abuse, access […]

City of Griffin out more than $800,000 in alleged fraud; FBI investigating

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The city of Griffin has lost $802,499.29 in two separate online transactions that officials say were fraudulent. Griffin Police Department Master Patrol Officer Chip Johns on Friday, June 28, responded to city offices located at 100 S. Hill St., where he met Chuck Olmstead, an official of the Finance Department. “He […]