JACKSON, Tenn. – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation this week arrested a former deputy clerk who stole money from the Hardin County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office while she was employed after she was indicted by the Hardin County grand jury on Monday.
Amber Renee Terry, 32, of Savannah, Tenn. was indicted on one count of theft of property over $10,000 and one count of official misconduct. In April 2013, during a State of Tennessee Comptroller’s county routine audit, money was discovered missing from the circuit court clerk’s office. Terry told auditors that she was robbed twice in 2012 while taking deposits to a bank, but never reported the robberies. The 24th Judicial District Attorney General’s Office requested a TBI investigation the missing funds. Terry admitted to making up the statement about the robberies and said she took between $13,500 and $14,000 from the clerk’s office.
Terry surrendered to authorities at the Hardin County Jail yesterday and was arrested and booked on a $5,000 bond.