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Tennessee mayor charged with stealing from Toys for Tots

November 4th, 2013 8:03 pm by Associated Press

Tennessee mayor charged with stealing from Toys for Tots

GREENBRIER, Tenn.  — A Middle Tennessee mayor has been arrested and accused of stealing $60,000 from the Toys for Tots charity he founded.

Greenbrier Mayor Billy Wilson was arrested at city hall on Monday.

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Wilson, who is also volunteer fire chief, was indicted on Friday by a Robertson County grand jury on one count of official misconduct and one count of theft.

He is accused of taking money from Greenbrier Toys for Tots for his personal benefit between Nov. 1, 2005, and Oct. 31, 2013.

He was booked into Robertson County Jail on $5,000 bond Monday afternoon. Jail records indicate he was released the same day.

Messages left at his home and office Monday were not immediately returned.


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