NEW MARKET-The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested a Jefferson County woman on Official Misconduct and Theft charges today.

Melissa Robin Parker, 43, of New Market, TN, surrendered herself to TBI agents’ custody at the Jefferson County Jail. Melissa Parker is a former employee of New Market City Hall. Between September 2009 and April 2013, Parker overpaid herself and also issued checks for work that was never requested to be performed on City equipment. The amount in checks totaled over $25,000. Additionally, Parker paid herself in excess salary and benefits which totaled over $13,000. Parker has been charged with two counts of Theft over $10,000 and four counts of Official Misconduct.

 Melissa Parker was booked into the Jefferson County Jail on a $20,000 bond.

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