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Tennessee’s Comptroller of the Treasury says nearly $2 Million in stolen public money remains uncollected. In a press release issued Wednesday, Comptroller Justin P. Wilson noted that theft and misuse of public money continue to be a concern as outlined in two reports. The 2014 Report of Cash Shortages shows the state’s 95 counties began the last fiscal year with $775,221.12 in cash shortages that had not been recovered. During the year, $675,741.60 worth of new shortages were detected. Counties were able to recover $661,981.49 through restitution payments, insurance claims or other means. That left a net unrecovered shortage of $788,981.23 at the end of the fiscal year. The Comptroller’s office also released its first report detailing cash shortages and other thefts for Tennessee municipalities, internal school funds, utility districts, housing authorities and other governmental entities. These shortages were reported in fiscal year 2013 and earlier.
Fiscal year 2013 began with $1,640,277 in unrecovered cash shortages. During the year, $4,485,021 in new shortages were detected. A total of $4,932,640 was recovered during the fiscal year, leaving an unrecovered shortage of at least $1,154,633 as of June 30, 2013. “These reports show why Tennesseans should join our office in helping make government work better,” Comptroller Justin P. Wilson said. “I am pleased to note the continuing efforts to recover substantial amounts of public money, but theft remains a problem. I encourage all government leaders to follow auditors’ recommendations and take the necessary steps to prevent fraud, waste and abuse of public money.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live Anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine states, as well as one overseas, that expected to receive dead Anthrax spores. Tennessee is one of those states. Officials say the public is in no immediate danger, however, they are offering medical assistance to the labs where the live anthrax was sent. When inhaled, Anthrax has about an 80% fatality rate.
Crossville Police are looking for a malle subject who attempted to break into the vending machine at the “Time To Shine” car wash on US HWY 127 North, on May 19, 2015.Over a $1,000.00 worth of damage was done to the machine. If you have any information on anyone involved, or think you may know this suspect, please contact Crimestoppers and LT. Brian Eckelson at 200-1173 or 200-1147 or call Det. Sgt. J.C. Hancock at the Crossville Police Department at 484-7231. (Photo Courtesy Crossville Crime Stoppers).
Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is seeking your help in solving a Church burglary. Between 5/21 and 5/24/2015 thieves broke into Liberty Baptist Church on Hwy 127 North and stole a 5 string Peavey bass guitar, Bluegrass acoustic guitar, Guitar stand, and a camera monitor. If you have any information on anyone involved, or think you may have seen the listed items, please contact Crimestoppers and LT. Brian Eckelson at 200-1173 or 200-1147 or call CCSO Investigator Bo Kollros at 931-484-6176. (Photo Courtesy Crossville Crime Stoppers)
The Cumberland County Soil Conservation District is giving away free butterfly milkweed plants. This plant is the food plant for the Monarch Butterfly caterpillar. Please feel free to stop by and pick up some plants at the Soil Conservation District office at 314 Old Jamestown Hwy. next to the U.S. Post Office. So come on by and get your free plants before they are all gone!