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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Former Sheriff Indicted On 113 Charges, 11 Other Current And Former Employees Facing Charges Also

Nice little racket they had going, most of the whole department seems to have been involved in one way or another.

Damn those pesky term limits, eh?
Wait until you get a load of the former Sheriff's picture, it's nightmare fuel.

Former sheriff indicted on 113 charges

 

Former Gibson County Sheriff Chuck Arnold and 11 others have been indicted on theft, official misconduct and other charges after an investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
Arnold, five other former employees and six current employees of the Gibson County Sheriff's Office were indicted when a grand jury met on Monday.
TBI spokeswoman Susan Niland said the investigation began after current Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas found items missing when he took office in 2014.
"This started out as a concern the current sheriff had when he came into office that there were some items missing," Niland said. "As a result of that, they found several discrepancies in areas such as employee compensation, monies from the drug fund, and the way that some prescriptions were being handled."

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According to a news release from the TBI, Arnold has been charged with four counts of theft over $10,000, 55 counts of official misconduct, nine counts of theft over $1,000, one count of forgery, one count of theft of $500 or more, one count of attempted theft of $1,000 or more, two counts of attempted theft of $10,000 or more, one count of conspiracy to obtain a controlled substance by fraud, and 39 counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.

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The following is a summary of those charged in the investigation of the Gibson County Sheriff's Office:

Former Sheriff Chuck Arnold, 56, has been charged with four counts of theft over $10,000, 55 counts of official misconduct, nine counts of theft over $1,000, one count of forgery, one count of theft of $500 or more, one count of attempted theft of $1,000 or more, two counts of attempted theft of $10,000 or more, one count of conspiracy to obtain a controlled substance by fraud, and 39 counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. His bail was set at $10,000.
Jeff Maitland, 48, is charged with one count of attempted theft of $10,000 or more, 42 of counts official misconduct, one count conspiracy to obtain controlled substances by fraud, 39 counts of obtaining controlled substances by fraud, one count of theft of $1,000 or more, and two counts of theft of $10,000 or more. His bail was set at $5,000.
Eddie Bradford, 41, is charged with one count of theft of $1,000 or more, and one count of official misconduct. His bail was set at $2,500.
Darla Crenshaw, 48, is charged with one count of attempted theft of $1,000 or more, two counts of official misconduct, and one count of Theft of $1,000 or more. Her bail was set at $2,500.
Joel Hughey, 39, is charged with one count of theft of $1,000 or more, and one count of official misconduct. His bail was set at $2,500.
Melissa Hunt, 28, is charged with one count of theft of $1,000 or more, and one count of official misconduct. Her bail was set at $2,500.
Benjamin Lee, 49, is charged with one count of theft of $1,000 or more, and one count of official misconduct. His bail was set at $2,500.
Shaun Phinnessee, 37, is charged with one count of theft of $1,000 or more, and one count of official misconduct. His bail was set at $2,500.
Robert Pinkerton, 36, is charged with one count of theft of $10,000 or more, and one count of official misconduct. His bail was set at $2,500.
Charles Simpson, 65, is charged with one count of theft of $10,000 or more, and one count of official misconduct. His bail was set at $2,500.
Teresa Sturdivant, 45, is charged with one count of theft of $1,000 or more, and one count of official misconduct. Her bail was set at $2,500.
Renea Terrell, 46, is charged with one count of conspiracy to obtain controlled substance by fraud, 39 counts of obtaining controlled substance by fraud, 39 counts of official misconduct, and two counts of theft $1,000 or more. Her bail was set at $2,500.

 


Throwing the book at 'em just won't do, a whole library would be a good start.

As they like to say, make an example out of them.

2 comments :

  1. I know of other departments like this. These bozos just got caught.

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