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12 Cops charged in 1 Department for over 113 charges theft, forgery, fraud

$10,000 bond thats it! Find it hard to believe crimes to this extent would warrant a $10,000 bond in the private sector. A total of 12 officers appear to be involved (list below).

According to a news release from the TBI, Arnold has been with four counts of over $10,000, 55 counts of official , 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.

“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.”

TBI spokeswoman Susan Niland said the investigation began after current Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas found items missing when he took office in 2014.

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.

Former sheriff indicted on 113 charges On Monday, the Gibson County grand jury returned indictments charging 12 individuals on a variety of charges.

 

Individuals indicted:

Chuck Arnold, 58 – Four counts Theft over $10,000, 55 counts Official Misconduct, nine counts Theft over $1,000, one count Forgery, one count Theft of $500 or more, one count Attempted Theft of $1,000 or more, two counts Attempted Theft of $10,000 or more, one count Conspiracy to Obtain Controlled Substance by Fraud, 39 counts Obtaining Controlled Substance by Fraud. Bond set at $10,000.
• Jeff Maitland, 48 – One count Attempted Theft of $10,000 or more, 42 counts Official Misconduct, one count Conspiracy to Obtain Controlled Substances by Fraud, 39 counts Obtaining Controlled Substances by Fraud, one count Theft of $1,000 or more, two counts Theft of $10,000 or more. Bond set at $5,000.
• Eddie Bradford, 41 – One count Theft of $1,000 or more, one count Official Misconduct. Bond set at $2,500.
• Darla Crenshaw, 48 – One count Attempted Theft of $1,000 or more, two counts Official Misconduct, one count Theft of $1,000 or more. Bond set at $2,500.
• Joel Hughey, 39 – One count of Theft of $1,000 or more, one count Official Misconduct. Bond set at $2,500.
• Melissa Hunt, 28 – One count Theft of $1,000 or more, one count Official Misconduct. Bond set at $2,500.
• Benjamin Lee, 49 – One count Theft of $10,000 or more, one count Official Misconduct. Bond set at $2,500.
• Shaun Phinnessee, 37 – One count Theft of $1,000 or more, one count Official Misconduct. Bond set at $2,500.
• Robert Pinkerton, 36 – Two counts Theft of $10,000 or more, two counts Official Misconduct. Bond set at $2,500.
• Charles Simpson, 65 – One count Theft of $10,000 or more, one count Official Misconduct. Bond set at $2,500.
• Teresa Sturdivant, 45 – One count Theft of $1,000 or more, one count Official Misconduct. Bond set at $2,500.
• Renea Terrell, 46 – One count Conspiracy to Obtain Controlled Substance by Fraud, 39 counts Obtaining Controlled Substance by Fraud, 39 counts Official Misconduct, two counts Theft $1,000 or more. Bond set at $2,500.

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