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TBI Arrests Attorney’s Secretary for Theft of $5K from Clients

Press release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation; September 25, 2012:  

Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today arrested a Columbia, Tenn. woman on a theft charge after she was indicted by the Maury County grand jury last week for one count of theft over $1,000.

Kelley Renee Dodd, 34, of Hayes Drive in Columbia was charged with the class D felony after TBI investigated funds missing from Attorney James Flexer’s office in Columbia at the request of the 22nd Judicial District Attorney General’s office in June 2012. Between October 2011 and May 2012, while Dodd was employed as a secretary in the law office, Dodd stole approximately $5,000 worth of money orders and cash from clients of the law office. She was terminated when the funds were discovered missing in May of 2012. The law office indemnified the client’s money and is the sole victim of the theft.

Dodd was booked into the Maury County Jail and released on a $1,000 bond.