Chattanooga streetlight whodonit intensifies as auditor wades into fray

photo A light fixture lies on the counter at Global Green Lighting.

The Hardy Boys would name it "The Mystery of the Misplaced Light Bulbs: A Municipal Adventure."

In this electrifying thriller, the amateur sleuths attempt to solve a city's streetlight woes but get caught up in a cryptic puzzle of spreadsheets that leaves them with more questions than answers. The cliffhanger? An auditor auditing an audit.

OK, so it's not exactly a page-turner. But with hundreds of jobs on the line, thousands of missing light bulbs and millions of dollars in potential billing discrepancies, Chattanooga City Auditor Stan Sewell has pledged not to rest until he solves this whodunit.