Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Special Agents have obtained an indictment for the Meigs County Chancery Court Clerk and Master, charged with falsifying a hotel receipt.

A request from 9th District Attorney General Russell Johnson prompted TBI agents to begin investigating Timothy Proffitt on October 30th, according to a news release from the TBI.

Proffitt is the Chancery Court Clerk and Master for Meigs County. During the investigation, agents determined that Proffitt falsified a hotel receipt in April that was submitted to the Meigs County Finance Department for reimbursement.

Monday, the Meigs County Grand Jury returned an indictment, charging the 52-year old Decatur man with one count of Criminal Simulation.

Proffitt surrendered himself at the Meigs County Jail, where he was booked and released after posting a $1,000 bond.

No one answered the door at Timothy Proffitt's house in Decatur Tuesday but his lawyer says Proffitt will enter a not guilty plea to the charge of criminal simulation.

Proffitt hired a lawyer from outside Knoxville to defend his case.

Proffitt currently remains in his position of Clerk and Master.