KNOXVILLE – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained indictments for a former Jellico city worker accused of stealing from a police department drug fund.
At the request of 8th District Attorney General Lori Phillips-Jones, TBI Special Agents began investigating Linda Darrell Douglas on December 4,, 2012, following an audit by the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury. During the investigation, TBI Agents developed information that Douglas, while working as Jellico City Recorder, took money totaling approximately $73,000 from the police department drug fund and other city funds. Subsequently, the city fired Douglas.
On Friday, the Campbell County Grand Jury returned indictments for the 65-year-old woman, charging her with one count of Theft over $60,000 and three counts of Official Misconduct. This afternoon, Douglas turned herself into Special Agents at the Campbell County Jail, where she was released after posting $10,000 bond.