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Jackson County Man Guilty Of Theft

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader

A state investigation led to a Jackson County resident pleading guilty to a felony count of theft Monday.

Twenty-six year old Johnny Stafford under reported the price of three vehicles and one boat at the county clerk’s office. Stafford was sentenced to one-year of supervised probation and was ordered to compensate $2,329.

The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation in conjunction with District Attorney Tom Thompson Jr.

“The Department of Revenue strives to promote voluntary compliance of Tennessee’s tax laws by educating taxpayers and aggressively pursuing criminal sanctions for accountability of fraudulent actors,” Revenue Special Investigations Director Tommy Sneed said. “This guilty plea underscores the department’s efforts to ensure for a level playing field for all citizens and a fair administration of Tennessee’s tax laws.”


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