Decherd Certified Municipal Finance Officer Tammie Allen was relieved of her duties Thursday after city officials were informed by Franklin County Sheriff’s Office personnel that she is suspected of misappropriating funds from fuel cards for personal use.
Mayor Michael Gillespie issued a statement explaining the details.
The press release said evidence in connection with the case will be presented to a Franklin County grand jury. It says the Sheriff’s Office was called in as an outside agency, independent from Decherd municipal operations.
“As this is an ongoing investigation, the city has no other comment.” the press release said.
Allen has not been arrested in connection with the fuel-card case, but she was arrested on Oct. 25, 2018, on misdemeanor narcotics charges and has remained on probation, according to General Session Court records.
She was required to pay $3,270 in total fines associated with the narcotics incident, court records said.