Meigs County official indicted, charged with criminal simulation
TBI agents began investigating Timothy Proffitt October 30th, who is the Chancery Court Clerk and Master for Meigs County.
Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 12:13 PM EST by
Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 5:22 PM EST
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.