A voodoo priestess told police a commissioner trying to get even with a political rival wrote the priestess bad checks.

George Ann Mills, a high priestess in Blythewood, S.C., told Cobb County Police that Cobb Commissioner Annette Kesting wrote her $3,000 in bad checks.

A police report says the commissioner wanted commissioner-elect Woody Thompson to "catch cancer" to "have a car accident."

Kesting paid Mills a $2,000 check for the ritual on Aug. 27 and postdated a $1,000 check for Sept. 11. Both checks bounced. The report said Kesting paid cash to make up for the first bounced check.

Kesting defeated Thompson, a two-term Republican incumbent in the 2004 general election to become Cobb County's first black commissioner.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating.