Great-Grandmother Wrongfully Arrested

A Knoxville great-grandmother says she was wrongfully arrested after another mix-up in the Knox County Criminal Court Clerk's office, Knoxnews reports. Virginia Kruithoff was arrested for violation of probation and spent Saturday afternoon to early Sunday morning behind bars. Kruithoff was charged with a misdemeanor in 2012 for a $32 theft charge from Walmart. Records show she paid all her court fees and restitution costs by February 26, 2013, over a year and a half ago. However, on the clerk's office paperwork that the prosecutors saw, not all the payments are shown to have been made. Due to this error, she was listed as having to appear in court. When she showed the court Tuesday she had paid, her $1,500 bond payment was refunded and her violation of probation was dismissed.

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