Oak Park, GA (January 17, 2019) – On Thursday, January 17, 2019, the GBI arrested Oak Park Fire Chief Willie Herman Williamson, 39, of Vidalia, GA for one count of Theft by Taking. Williamson turned himself in to the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office without incident.
On October 2, 2018, the GBI was requested by the Oak Park Police Department to investigate allegations of misuse of city fuel funds. Oak Park Police Chief Gerald Price noticed a large amount of fuel being charged by the City of Oak Park Fire Department. The investigation revealed that Williamson unlawfully took the City of Oak Park Fire Department fuel card and purchased fuel for his own personal use. The illegal fuel purchases occurred between April 2017 and September 2018.