COOKEVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a former Meigs County interim Finance Director on theft charges.
At the request of 9th District Attorney General Russell Johnson, TBI Special Agents began investigating Connie Allen on November 24, 2014. TBI Agents worked in conjunction with the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury after an audit of the Meigs County Finance Department uncovered an irregularity. During the course of the investigation, Agents discovered that between February 2009 and November 2013, Allen received unauthorized compensation totaling more than $24,500. During that time period, Allen was employed as a bookkeeper and then interim Finance Director for Meigs County. She left that position in November 2013.
On Monday, the Meigs County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Allen, 66, with one count of Theft over $10,000 and one count of Official Misconduct. Allen was arrested and booked at the Meigs County Jail today after turning herself in to a TBI Agent. She was released on her own recognizance.