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Former Rogersville water superintendent indicted for theft over $250K and theft over $60K

Jeff Bobo, Kingsport Times News • Apr 18, 2018 at 2:04 PM

ROGERSVILLE — It appears that money missing from the Rogersville Water Department was much more extensive than the $69,000 in cash that was originally reported “lost” last July by the former water superintendent Shawn Hatchett.

Wednesday morning Hatchett was arrested on a Hawkins County Grand Jury sealed indictment warrant on one count of theft over $250,000, one count of theft over $60,000, and one count of official misconduct. The top count is a Class A felony punishable by 15-25 years in prison.

Third Judicial District Attorney General Dan Armstrong said Hatchett acquired the funds by a combination of unauthorized overtime payments and a scam similar to check kiting, except with water department cash deposits. More about the case from our partners at the Kingsport Times News.

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