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Former Fayette County High administrator charged again

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A former Fayette County High School administrator arrested for stealing funds from the school has a new charge from a new police department.

On June 25, Darren Handley was arrested after Fayetteville detectives obtained arrest warrants for him.

Lt. Mike Whitlow told CBS Atlanta News that discrepancies were discovered in several accounts Handley was in charge of in early June.

The day Handley was arrested, the Senoia Police Department began looking into allegations that he had improperly converted funds from the Springdale Property Owner's Association bank account for his own use.

Handley was the treasurer for the association.

The fraud was detected when the recently elected association president was unable to reach Handley for several months nor gain access to the association's bank account.

The investigation revealed that beginning in late 2010, and over the course of approximately 2 1/2 years, Handley embezzled nearly $8,000 from the association, according to police.

Police said Handley attempted to disguise the withdraw transactions as money used for legitimate purposes for the association.

After a warrant was obtained, Handley turned himself in to the Coweta County Jail on Tuesday morning.

Handley is charged with one count of felony theft by conversion.

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