Who signed Gayla White's name? Not her, claims attorney

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Dothan, AL (WTVY)-- The attorney who represents Dothan Planning Commission member Gayla White on theft charges claims he has dramatic new evidence.

Gayla White leaves a Houston County courtroom following her preliminary hearing on theft charges. Photo from August 3, 2018.

Joey Sheffield says a hand writing expert determined receipts bearing White's name were forged.

Dothan police last year charged White with theft, claiming she stole about $5700 from Windmill Station, a special events business where she worked as a contract employee.

Police say White demanded cash only payments from those who planned to use the business for wedding events.

Investigators also claim she insisted those customers meet her at places other than the business.

She allegedly gave them receipts then pocketed their money.

In his court filing, Sheffield claims a handwriting analysis not only proves White didn't sign those receipts, it also reveals who did. He did not identify that person.

Following her arrest, Sheffield said White is being “railroaded.”

Trial is scheduled next month.

Charges against White are not related to her city position.