JOHNSON CITY – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for two former employees of the Chuckey and Cross Anchor utility districts following a lengthy misconduct and theft investigation.
At the request of former 3rd District Attorney General Berkeley Bell and with the assistance of the Tennessee Office of the Comptroller, TBI Special Agents began investigating Kandie Collins Jennings and Shirley Kidwell Collins on January 30, 2014. During the course of the investigation, TBI Agents developed information that, while serving as managers of the utility, Jennings and Collins misused their authority as employees of the districts and mismanaged funds.
On Monday, the Greene County Grand Jury returned charges for Jennings (LEFT BELOW), charging the 40-year-old Greeneville woman with four counts of Official Misconduct, two counts of Theft over $10,000, and two counts of Theft over $1,000. It also returned indictments for Collins, charging the 63-year-old with five counts of Official Misconduct, two counts of Theft over $10,000, and two counts of Theft over $1,000. Today, both women were booked into the Greene County Detention Center and released after each posted $50,000 bond.