WHITWELL (AP) — A former Whitwell police chief and a former city recorder for the town in southeastern Tennessee have been charged with theft in an investigation by the state comptroller's office.
A comptroller's office statement said former police chief Ronnie Davis Jr. and former city recorder Robin NIpper are accused of using city credit cards bearing their names in unauthorized personal transactions.
A court clerk said both Davis and Nipper have posted bonds pending a court hearing Friday and there is no record of them having lawyers.
The statement said Davis used a card to make personal purchases at stores such as Abercrombie and ACT Programs and Nipper's personal use of a city credit card included GameStop and Hot Topic.
The comptroller's office statement said Davis and Nipper have repaid the money.