Former Tennessee attorney arrested, accused of stealing from clients

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HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A former attorney in Tennessee has been arrested and indicted on theft charges.

Local news outlets report the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said 48-year-old former attorney Andy Lamar Allman surrendered to Sumner County authorities Monday. He's charged with 17 counts of theft of property.

In December, 18th Judicial District Attorney General Ray Whitley asked that the TBI investigate allegations of theft by Allman. The TBI said in a statement that several of Allman's former clients filed complaints alleging he stole money from them while acting as their attorney.

The TBI says agents found evidence that Allman stole from his clients from December 2012 through October 2016.

Allman was suspended from practicing law in September.

It's unclear if Allman has an attorney.