The former executive director of the Dalton chapter of the American Red Cross has been charged by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation with financial transaction card fraud amid “possible irregularities in finances” at the organization during his tenure.

Gary Lane Ashworth, 54, 1807 Southmont Drive, Dalton, was charged Wednesday after an investigation by the GBI. Ashworth did not immediately return telephone messages at his home and office Wednesday afternoon. Officials at the Whitfield County jail said Wednesday night that Ashworth had been released on a $50,000 bond.

Dalton Daily Citizen