Douglas County Commission Candidate Charged With Forgery

Freddie Leonard Ashmon, Jr. was once a Douglas County Commissioner and was running to regain that seat in the July 31 primary. But now he’s booked on first degree forgery.

Freddie Leonard Ashmon, Jr., a one-time county commissioner vying for the same gig in the state’s July primary, deceived late last month two county employees into tweaking a pay stub to show an earnings reduction of $10,000.

The altered receipt was later floated to a family court judge by Ashmon’s attorney to secure diminished financial support of his 16-year-old daughter, Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller said.

In a inconvenient side note, the Associated Press (follow the links at Georgia Tipsheet above) neglected to mention the accused felon/former commissioner’s political party.