The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested a former school bookkeeper, Lois Alene Vandergriff, in an ongoing theft investigation.
The Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury’s Division of Investigations audited the records of Whitwell High School for the time period between July 1, 2009 and October 31, 2010. The investigation revealed school collections totaling at least $35,332 were misappropriated by the 49-year-old Whitwell woman, who resigned her position October 26, 2010.
The TBI opened a case at the request of District Attorney General J. Michael Taylor on October 21, 2013. Earlier this week, a Marion County Grand Jury returned two indictments for Vandergriff, charging her with Theft of Property over $10,000 and Vandalism.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested Vandergriff last week, after which she was booked into the Marion County Jail and released after posting a $10,000 bond.