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      City employee indicted over computer fraud

      City employee Tara Cooper has been inducted by a Dougherty County Grand Jury on nine counts of computer fraud. / File

      City employee Tara Cooper has been indicted by a Dougherty County Grand Jury on nine counts of computer fraud.

      Officials say she used city computers to modify her tax information.

      The Georgia Bureau of Investigation conducted an investigation into alleged computer infractions that include computer theft, computer forgery and computer trespass. The investigation happened within the last 60 days.

      Cooper was assigned to the city payroll department and the charges stem from incidents from 2011 through September 2013.

      Cooper has since been terminated.

      The nine charges she faces could lead to 90 years in prison.

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