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Kelly Horne faces charges for embezzlement

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) arrested Kelly Horne, a former Johnson County employee, for her alleged role in a case involving stolen monies from the Johnson County Solid Waste Transfer on Wednesday, March 29, 2012. She had been indicted by the Grand Jury in Johnson County the previous Friday.
Horne, who resides on Tanglewood Drive in Mountain City, Tennessee, was charged with one count of theft over $10,000, four counts of forgery, four counts of hindering a secured creditor and one count of official misconduct. All of these charges are felonies. The official misconduct charge stems from allegedly committing the offense as a county employee and using her position for personal gain. She began working in the Johnson County Mayor’s office as secretary in September of 2010. Horne was responsible for depositing monies received from the Johnson County Solid Waste Transfer Station. Between September 2010 and August 2011, roughly a one-year period, she allegedly took more than $40,000. She also allegedly signed the names of individuals on four discharge of lien forms and applied for new titles. Three of these vehicles belonged to Horne. Prior to working in the Mayor’s office, she worked in the Johnson County Clerk’s office.
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