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Estate executor facing theft charge following TBI probe

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COUNTY - Meigs COUNTY - Meigs
MEIGS COUNTY, TN - Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for a Meigs County man accused of stealing more than a quarter of a million dollars from an estate he administered.

TBI Special Agents began investigating 71-year-old Kenneth Leroy Bishop in 2011. 

The Sullivan County Chancery Court, revealed misappropriations totaling over $290,000 of an accounting of the Estate of Estelle Mae Dulaney. 

Agents discovered that Bishop served as executor of the Estate from July 2010 until July 2011. 

A  Sullivan County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Bishop with one count of Theft over $250,000. 

On Thursday, TBI Agents and Meigs County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Bishop and booked him into the Meigs County Jail. Bishop is being held on $35,000 bond.

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