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Ex-CFO charged with stealing nearly $2 million

Ex-CFO charged with stealing nearly $2 million

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. -- A Cumming man has been charged with stealing nearly $2 million from his former employer.

Steven E. Daniel is the ex-CFO of Nanoventions, a Roswell-based company that designs micro-optic solutions, according to its website. He has been charged with three counts each of felony theft and felony forgery, and two counts of financial identity fraud.

Daniel, 50, was arrested Feb. 14 after a six-month investigation by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff's Deputy Robin Regan said the company reached out to detectives after discovering Daniel forged several checks worth more than $160,000.

Investigators worked with Nanoventions' president and CEO to examine the company's business and financial records. They learned that since 2010, Daniel stole more than $1,950,000 through about 290 fraudulent transactions, according to Regan.

Weekend roadwork: More sign and bridge work

Weekend roadwork: More sign and bridge work

(WXIA) -- Once again, drivers in the Atlanta area are asked to avoid non-essential travel on Interstate 285 this weekend.

Georgia Department of Transportation road crews will work on several stretches of roads and highways throughout the area Friday night through Monday morning. Many of the projects will require lane closures, which could result in delays.

As always, all work is weather permitting. See this weekend's forecast.

Scheduled projects include:

Coweta County
1 southbound lane of I-85 will be closed at Sharpsburg-McCullum Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 12 p.m. Monday for barrier wall installation.

DeKalb County
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Covington Highway and I-20 from 7:30 p.m. Saturday to 7:30 a.m. Sunday for sign structure work.

Icy roads cause Forsyth County wrecks


FORSYTH COUNTY, GA (WXIA) -- Forsyth County Sheriff's Department officials were working on a one-vehicle wreck on Bannister Road during the early morning hours Saturday.

Officials said the vehicle ran off the road and overturned due to icy roads in the area.

Deputies on the scene said there were no injuries in the wreck.

The Bannister Road wreck was one of at least three accidents blamed on icy roads during the overnight hours. Officials said in the other two wrecks -- on Castleberry Road and on Dr Bramblett Road -- there were also no injuries reported.

Motorists are advised to take extra caution through the early morning hours.

Weekend roadwork: Signs around the Perimeter

Weekend roadwork: Signs around the Perimeter

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation will continue to perform sign structure work on Interstate 285 this weekend.

Most of the projects will require lane closures, which could result in lengthy delays. Drivers are asked to avoid the Perimeter in impacted areas if possible.

All work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Cobb County
1 lane of I-75 in each direction will be closed between Delk Road and South Marietta Parkway from 7:30 a.m. Saturday to 5:30 p.m. Sunday for sign structure work.

Coweta County
1 northbound lane of I-85 will be closed from 2 miles north of Bullsboro Drive from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for striping.

DeKalb County
2 westbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Northlake Parkway and Chamblee Tucker Road from 7:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign structure work.

Many N. Georgia residents still without power


FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – Thousands of people remained without power in north Georgia Thursday as residents prepared for more possible winter weather.

Power crews worked to clear roads and repair power lines damaged by Monday's ice storm.

Reinforcements from as far away as Arkansas arrived to help power workers struggling to cope with freezing winds.

In some areas, there are still some sporadic outages, sometimes in the same neighborhood. Neighbors, in some cases, were stringing extension cords to each other so at least a heater can be on in the house.

Sisters 'let it go' for snow day that doesn't happen

Sisters 'let it go' for snow day that doesn't happen

CUMMING, Ga. -- Kathy White David was working from home and was thrilled that her 9- and 14-year-old daughters were playing so well together.

Like most mothers who experience those rare moments of peace and quiet, she kept working, unaware that her girls were putting together a video about the snow storm that didn't turn out the way they had hoped.

Hannah and her big sister Meaghan shot and edited the video themselves, and then they showed it to Mom. In the video, the girls see the news about possible snow on the way, so they quickly get into their outfits from the movie Frozen, with Hannah dressed as Elsa and Meaghan dressed as Anna. They run out their front door to greet the snow, but there isn't any.

Their disappointment was shared by many kids across metro Atlanta. Their mom says the girls were still pretty happy because school was closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Cumming teen killed in single-car crash


CUMMING, Ga. -- A Cumming teenager was killed in a car accident Wednesday night.

The crash happened at around 10:30 p.m. on Dr. Bramblett Road at Milford Trail. Caleb Ammons, 17, died at the scene.

Ammons was the passenger in a 1998 Honda Civic driven by 18-year-old Ashton Ciunowicz. Forsyth County Sheriff's officials said the car was heading south when it left the road while negotiating a curve. It traveled down an embankment and rolled several times, striking a tree.

Investigators said Ammons was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle. Ciunowicz had to be cut out of his seat belt; he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at North Fulton Hospital.

The crash is under investigation. Police do not believe drugs or alcohol were involved.