Comptroller says $2,700 in court fees stolen in Polk County, Tenn.

Comptroller says $2,700 in court fees stolen in Polk County, Tenn.

June 4th, 2013 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

NASHVILLE - State Comptroller Justin Wilson's office says $2,700 in court fees were stolen from the Polk County Circuit and General Sessions Court Clerk's Office last year.

Officials say the Comptroller's Division of Investigations investigated along with the Polk County Sheriff's Department after being notified in December of "suspected irregularities" involving court receipts.

"This cash shortage resulted from a former deputy clerk voiding receipts totaling $1,322.78, after issuing a receipt to the customer and collecting funds for the amount of the receipt," investigators' report says.