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Former Meigs Co. official indicted on theft charges

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MEIGS COUNTY, TN - A former Meigs County interim Finance Director has been arrested on theft charges. 

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation began investigating Connie Allen in November 2014 at the request of 9th District Attorney General Russell Johnson.

An audit of the Meigs County Finance Department  by the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury uncovered an irregularity.  During the investigation it was discovered that between February 2009 and November 2013, Allen received unauthorized compensation totaling more than $24,500. During that time period, Allen was employed as a bookkeeper and then interim Finance Director for Meigs County. She left that position in November 2013.

On Monday, the Meigs County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Allen, 66, with one count of Theft over $10,000 and one count of Official Misconduct. 

Allen was arrested and booked at the Meigs County Jail Friday after turning herself in to a TBI Agent.  She was released on her own recognizance.

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