JOHNSON CITY – A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury has led to the indictment of the Johnson County Board of Education Transportation Supervisor.
In May 2018, at the request of 1st District Attorney General Ken Baldwin, TBI Special Agents began investigating allegations of theft involving Barry Lawrence Bishop (DOB 11/28/61). During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that between January 2015 and May 2017, Bishop used his position as the transportation supervisor for the school system to perform skills testing for commercial driver’s license applicants. The investigation further revealed that Bishop collected nearly $50,000 in fees associated with the testing but failed to give the funds to the Johnson County Trustee.
Today, the Johnson County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Bishop with one count of Theft over $10,000. He was arrested and booked into the Johnson County Jail on a $15,000 bond.