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Former Tennessee police chief and recorder charged

August 11th, 2011 12:13 pm by Staff Report

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.

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