ASHFORD, Ala. (AP) - An Ashford softball team threw a going-away
party for recreation director George Wells. But the team didn't know the real reason he was leaving.
The 53-year-old Wells was about to be charged with second-degree
theft of property. He was accused of stealing more than 17-hundred dollars in money that children paid to register for summer sports.
The party was last Saturday. Police Chief Roane Lawler arrested Wells four days later.
Lawler said Wells, when confronted with the theft allegation, turned in his resignation but asked to be allowed to participate in Saturday's activities. Lawler agreed, not knowing about the party for Wells.
The police chief told The Dothan Eagle it was more than Wells deserved.
The Dothan man was released on one-thousand dollars bond after being booked Wednesday.
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