Bolivar Councilman Arrested for Defrauding Hardeman County

Bolivar City Councilman Jonathan Joy was indicted by a Hardeman County grand jury Monday for allegedly defrauding Hardeman County out of $1,609, the Jackson Sun reports. Joy was hired by the county to install four HVAC units at several county-owned buildings over a 10-month period between 2017 and 2018, according to the Tennessee Comptroller investigation. Each time Joy claimed to install a larger HVAC unit than he actually put in place. He billed the county for a total of $25,100 of work, when in reality, the units he installed were worth $23,491. Joy was indicted on one count of theft over $1,000 and one count of official misconduct because of his position as a city councilman.
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