Milledgeville Housing Authority maintenance men confessed to stealing appliances from employer

MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Sammy Dupree worked as the Milledgeville Housing Authority’s Maintenance Supervisor, according to Milledgeville Police Detective Anthony Henderson.

“He and his cousin were hired to go into the residence to do remodeling,” said Henderson.

Dupree and his cousin, Norman Gordon, were to collect old appliances and take them to the maintenance shop, to be repaired or, take them to a recycling center to be sold. The money would then be deposited into the agency’s bank account.

“In this case they both went to a local recycle center on a weekend, using their personal vehicles, and
sold the appliances for themselves,”

Dupree supervised all maintenance issues for the housing authority’s three properties, Habersham, Wray Homes and Graham Homes.

Dupree and Gordon are charged with theft by taking and credit card fraud.

Police say the men used the agency’s credit card to purchase gas for their personal cars on numerous occasions.

According to Henderson, neither Dupree nor Gordon have ever been arrested by Milledgeville Police.

The detective says the city’s housing authority
conducts an extensive back ground check on each applicant prior to hiring employees.

“So I doubt if they have been arrested by any other police department,” he continued. “If they had been arrested. They would have never been hired.”

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