A Bibb County sheriff’s deputy with a job in the county jail’s corrections division was arrested Thursday for allegedly working for months as a city bus driver at the same time he was clocked in at the sheriff’s office.
Deputy Henry Elmer Poole turned himself in Thursday evening and was later released on a $10,000 bond on charges of felony theft and violating his oath of office.
Poole, 51, had a job at the sheriff’s department that oversaw ferrying county inmates to state prisons. His simultaneous work with the Macon-Bibb Transit Authority dates to at least the first of the year, according to arrest warrants in the case.
“The accused did willfully … falsify his Bibb County Sheriff’s Office payroll to receive payment for regular full-time and overtime services rendered which were not provided,” one of the warrants reads.