Man faces conspiracy, theft charges tied to DeKalb’s Boyer

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a Georgia man with conspiracy and substantive federal program theft in connection with a former DeKalb County commissioner’s admission she stole taxpayer money.

Prosecutors announced the charges against 73-year-old Marion Rooks Boynton on Thursday. They said he helped former commissioner Elaine Boyer use her county-issued charge card to steal more than $80,000 that she used to make personal purchases.

Authorities have said Boyer concealed the purchases by billing the county for consulting work by Boynton that was never performed. Prosecutors say Boynton then would deposit a portion of the money into a bank account.

Boyer has been sentenced to 14 months in prison. Boyer’s husband, John Boyer, pleaded guilty in February to conspiracy to commit mail fraud.

It’s not clear if Boynton has an attorney.

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