Former Clayton County deputy charged with theft

A former Clayton County deputy was arrested this weekend being accused of fraudulent actions.

Edward Hobbs resigned last year, according to the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office, but didn’t turn in a computer and cell phone that he confiscated from a suspect over a year ago. Investigators said it was found at Hobbs’ home.

Investigators said Hobbs was arrested last year for insurance fraud and forgery after a woman rear-ended Hobbs in an unmarked county vehicle. There was no damage and both told medics at the scene they were not injured, but investigators said Hobbs later went to the hospital and filed a claim through the woman’s insurance company, forging a letter from his supervisor in the process.

Hobbs turned himself in Friday night on theft-related and violation of oath charges.

Investigators and the district attorney’s office have started reviewing all arrests by the former deputy.