June 23, 2021

Heard woman behind bars after multi-jurisdictional fraud investigation

A 31-year-old Heard County woman, Donna Marie Gaddy, is currently being held in the Heard County jail facing multiple fraud charges after an investigation involving four different counties led to her arrest.

Investigators from Heard, Troup, Meriwether, and Coweta counties were all part of the probe into Gaddy’s financial affairs.

Donna Marie Gaddy

In Heard County alone, Gaddy is charged with three counts of Financial Identity Fraud, two counts of Financial Transaction Card Theft, and two counts of Financial Transaction Card Fraud.

Sergeants Dan Boswell and Lisa Perry handled the investigation for the Heard Sheriff’s Department.

Boswell, the lead investigator in the case, said that he expects that many more charges will be filed against Gaddy as the investigation continues over a large area of West Georgia.

Gaddy allegedly stole mail and forged documents in several locations throughout the area.

A search warrant executed at her home at 53 Judy Court, a Hogansville address which is actually located within Heard County borders, revealed numerous pieces of evidence.

An unlikely scenario led to the initial search of the home. “We were already prepared to conduct a search warrant when we discovered that Meriwether County was also planning to execute an arrest warrant at the same location on the same day. We agreed to meet the Meriwether officials at Pop’s Grocery in Corinth in order to proceed to the residence together. When we arrived in Corinth, we discovered Troup County investigator Mike Caldwell was inside the store investigating yet another fraud attempt by Gaddy,” stated Boswell.

The search of the home uncovered evidence of identity theft in at least four counties including Coweta. Many more charges are expected to be filed as each individual address effected will be counted as a separate charge. At least 20 victims have been confirmed in Heard County.

A press release issued by the Troup County Sheriff’s Office today states that Gaddy is charged with two counts of Identity Fraud and two counts of First Degree Forgery in Troup County.

According to Boswell, it is a strong possibility there are other victims that may not even be aware they are victims yet.

If anyone feels they may have been victim of fraud in this case or any other they are asked to call Sergeant Dan Boswell with the Heard County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 675-3329.


  1. Look let’s get the facts straight she served her time she done wrong and done the time, she’s not up to her shit again in fact she took the rap for a lot of people .what you need to do is stay out of Angel’s and Marias business. Maria said if you or anyone else has a problem with her just call Angel and she will give you her number and call her. I want you to know who stood up and helped you when you needed it she took your whole family in and fead them and put a roof over your heads and never asked for a penny she paid all the bills and you can’t deny that. It was not Maria’s fault Angels children got taken away from her she should have been sober and watching her children it wasn’t Marias place to do that Angel was there when her daughter got hurt on the four wheeler Maria was in the house and Maria was the one to call 911 it was your sister that said nothing was wrong with her she wanted attention and she was hurt bad and Maria was the one who went and stayed with her until she was transferred to another hospital where were you, I’ve heard enough of mess if you are gonna tell something be 100 about it Maria don’t get behind your back or anyone elses tell the truth she has not done anything to you, you have to have someone to blame for the children being placed with another family member.Maria is the one you have chosen because you are not woman enough to ever compete with my daughter so grow up.Put the blame where the blame belongs..

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