published Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Former Cagle Fredonia Utility manager charged with theft after audit in Sequatchie County

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    Charlotte Turner, former manager and bookkeeper for the Cagle Fredonia Utility District in Sequatchie County. She was arrested after a state audit showed she allegedly misappropriated almost $33,000 in ratepayer funds.
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A former manager and bookkeeper for the Cagle Fredonia Utility District in Sequatchie County has been arrested after an audit revealed she took almost $33,000 in utility district collections, according to a release from the state comptroller’s office.

Cagle Fredonia Audit
Cagle Fredonia Audit

Former utility district manager Charlotte Turner was charged with theft over $10,000 on an indictment in late May by the Sequatchie County grand jury, auditors said.

Cagle Fredonia Exhibit
Cagle Fredonia Exhibit

Auditors said Turner admitted to the theft when they interviewed her.

For complete details, see tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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about Ben Benton...

Ben Benton is a news reporter at the Chattanooga Times Free Press. He covers Southeast Tennessee and previously covered North Georgia education. Ben has worked at the Times Free Press since November 2005, first covering Bledsoe and Sequatchie counties and later adding Marion, Grundy and other counties in the northern and western edges of the region to his coverage. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Tenn., a graduate of Bradley Central High School. Benton ...

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