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Police: Dacula Councilman Used City-Issued Credit Card for Own Purchases

Greg Reeves allegedly spent $3,600 on the card for personal items.

Gregory Allen Reeves. Gwinnett County Jail mugshot.
Gregory Allen Reeves. Gwinnett County Jail mugshot.

Dacula Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks posted on the city website Friday afternoon that Councilman Greg Reeves has been accused of theft for using a city credit card for his own purchases.

Reeves, 43, was arrested Friday by the GBI and charged with theft by taking. According to WSB-TV, he allegedly spent $3,600 on personal items with the credit card.

Reeves was in the Gwinnett County Detention Center Friday. Bond was set at $11,200, according to jail records.

The mayor posted this statement on the city's website:


"It is with a great deal of regret that the City of Dacula has learned that City Councilman Greg Reeves has been arrested and charged with Theft by Taking alleging abuse of city credit cards. There is an ongoing investigation conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Gwinnett County District Attorney’s Office. Pending a complete investigation, the City will be making no official comment at this time."
Cynthia Montgomery March 11, 2014 at 08:09 PM
Karen, the people you see commenting that you say are "SAME ORATORS" are citizens that care about their government, not the negative type that you want to make them out to be. Our small town has the FBI involved so, open hyour eyes and realize that our "TRASHING DACULA OFFICIALS" started with the FBI, for heaven's sake. It is time you stop supporting the very people that are breaking the law and putting a bad image on our fair town! To say "If you are not offering a solution, then you are part of the problem" is so foolish on your part. How can you blame concerned citizens and saying they are part of the problem of stealing electing officials, for caring about illegal activity in their beloved town. I think you are TOO CLOSE to the people involved to be objective. Step back and open your eyes. We like Greg and care about his future but until the FBI gets to the bottom of his behavior, we citizens have the right to be concerned and voice our opinions or at least we did under the past Republican administrations.
Karen A March 11, 2014 at 08:36 PM
Cindy, So be concerned and involved, more power to you. Just seems to me that these comments are not productive, just a lot of rambling ad nauseum complaining. Sorry to say, but your petty jabs at me are just like the rest of the comments here.
The Other Donald March 12, 2014 at 05:06 AM
K - how long have you lived in Dacula? Guessing forever. But you could be the front runner to take this up at the next official city council meeting - with some meaningful solutions. HW - just to get his record straight, it might be time to suggest that the Pizza man to update his LinkedIn account as he claims to be "Mayor pro tem"..,,,he'll have a new experience to add to his recent job experiences too. Can anyone else post a solution to the issue confronting the Mayor and council? I have one. "They're Fired" - for failing to perform their fiduciary duties and responsibilities of governing in an ethical responsible way, simply by following the rule of law. And finally, there are bigger fish to fry here. it's time for Dacula to grow up and become something more than the small sleepy town it has been stuck in the past sixty years! It will take forward thinking leaders of this community to get the ball rolling, and it starts with a "special election".
Frank T March 12, 2014 at 09:09 AM
sure, let's do it so we too can have our share of dilapidated homes and vacant commercial buildings!
Cynthia Montgomery March 12, 2014 at 05:53 PM
Mayor Wilbanks did appear on a news channel and stated that he was aware of the accounting and asked Greg to make good on his charges. It was stated that the county legal system did not find fault with that statement as there is NO LAW that he broke, in knowing and trying to get Greg to get his spending under control. I appreciate Mayor Wilbanks for coming forward and telling his citizens what he knew. He did not keep quiet. He went on public tv to address the issue. Now we wait for the official investigation and its outcoming. In the mean time, if you are so inclined to get involved as a public servant, please consider the far reaching responsibilities of the job, consider if you have the time to search and learn about our growing city, can you go to training events and learn about the complex issues facing our city, consider if you have aquired enough maturity in matters of public behavior and or political matters to be a strong leader for our beloved Dacula. Greg's spot will be open, if he is convicted. Others may leave, if more is discovered, and we will need women and men to step forward to lead us into a strong period of development. Problem is we continue to pull from the same area with no new citizens coming into that area because Dacula is not growing with new citizens and new ideas and isn't that after all what Dacula really wants---to stay little old Dacula? If you have served on the PTA, a community board, a governing board at work or have ever considered running for office, now is the time to be serious about it. Surly there are more than 7 people in all of Dacula that cares or have an interested in serving their fellow man. I think it is a paying position, it obviously does not pay enough!

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