Being charged with a crime in Tennessee can affect almost all areas of a person’s life. If convicted, someone may have to pay fines, be put on probation, or even go to jail, depending on the severity of the crime. A Coffee County woman faces charges of theft and property crimes.
The woman, the former manager of the Coffee County Conference Center, reportedly stole more than $30,000 from the center over a 15-month timeframe. According to records, the woman has been charged with two counts of official misconduct as well as theft of property over $10,000. Her arrest reportedly occurred in another state, when police officers had questioned her at a traffic stop.
The Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasurer claimed the woman made personal purchases by using the center’s credit and debit cards. The money was apparently used to purchase clothing, a vacation and electronics. Reports allege that the woman took money from the center’s bank account and received other payments she shouldn’t have.
The comptroller’s office said that the woman modified or deleted information in financial statements, attempting to hide the suspected activity. The woman allegedly told investigators that she was angry for her treatment and lack of support from the county’s Public Building Authority. These situations had supposedly motivated her to take the money.
An experienced criminal defense attorney will examine evidence and determine the best defense strategy for charges of theft and property crimes. A dedicated legal team will help those accused of similar crimes understand the options for their defense. Strong, knowledgeable counsel will work with Tennessee clients to minimize the negative impact on their lives and, should a conviction be obtained, keep fines and penalties to a minimum.
Source: tullahomanews.com, “State: Heifner was “angry;” took funds”, Wayne Thomas, Mar. 4, 2017