Kanneya Delon Brown-Cooley was arrested in May of 2018 and charged with numerous counts of theft by deception. On March 15, 2018, A customer service supervisor with the city of Cartersville called police. Officers were told that some utility customers said their accounts had not been properly credited after payments had been made.
Brown Cooley entered a plea to 10 counts of theft by deception. She received a 10 year sentence, 18 months to serve on house arrest and the remainder on probation. Brown Cooley, who now lives in New Orleans, Louisiana will pay no restitution. Brown Cooley has three minor children, one was recently released from the hospital with disabling injuries. Judge Smith took this into consideration during sentencing. He said her actions destroyed public trust. The sentence will allow her to work from home and care for her sick child.