CBS 46 reported on an apparent theft of $35,000 from the bank account of the Georgia Federation of Republican Women:
“We realized [the money was missing] in mid-July and that was following the treasurer having a very serious stroke. She was incapacitated in the hospital and unable to perform her duties as treasurer,” said (GFRW Attorney James) Balli.
Balli said the treasurer responsible for keeping track of the group’s money was Kelly Campbell.
CBS Atlanta contacted her attorney today to no avail. Meanwhile, nearly 100 members have signed an online petition requesting an audit.
“[Campbell] has tendered her resignation from the Georgia Federation of Republican Women as a member and an officer. That officer being treasurer,” said Balli.
Balli said he reached a settlement with Campbell’s attorney.
Campbell has agreed to pay $8,000 back to the organization Thursday. She’ll also pay $2,000 to the group in September and $1,000 every month after that until it’s all paid back.
“I conducted an internal investigation and found absolutely no evidence that said anyone knew or should have known about this accounting discrepancy until the unfortunate health incident happened to the treasurer,” said Balli.
Balli said no criminal charges have been filed against Campbell.