TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jan 22, 2019
A former clerk at Cleveland Utilities in Bradley County who went on a $5,400 spending spree with the utility's funds has been given judicial diversion and paid restitution, the Times Free Press reports. Investigators determined the clerk bought at least 92 items for her personal use by falsifying purchasing documents and using the utilities' tax-exempt status to avoid paying sales taxes. Steve Crump, district attorney for the 10th Judicial District that includes Bradley County, said his office is evaluating the full report to decide if anyone else needs to be charged in the financial diversion.