A pair of Douglas County, Ga., school district officials have been arrested on charges of using the year 2000 (Y2K) computer problem as a way to defraud the state. The two men allegedly tried to collect reimbursements from the state Department of Education (DOE) for Y2K computer corrections that were never made.

Curtis Alonso Briscoe, the school district's comptroller and chief financial officer, and John William Boulier, the district's computer system chief, were indicted on charges of first-degree forgery and conspiracy to defraud the state. Both have since been fired by the school district.

Briscoe and Boulier allegedly filed claims with the


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