Coffee Co. Woman Accused of Embezzling $240,000

Jan 26, 2012 at 11:32 am by bryan

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Coffee County woman for embezzling thousands of dollars from her employer while she was working as the company’s bookkeeper after she was indicted by a grand jury. She was taken into custody yesterday.

Carolyn Bell Jones, 60, of Manchester, Tenn. was indicted by the Coffee County Grand Jury on one count of theft over $60,000 earlier this month. TBI began investigating the missing funds after the owners of Vickers Concrete Reinforcing, Inc. discovered suspicious transactions made for Jones personal expenses. Jones was fired when the money was discovered missing. While working as the company’s bookkeeper between 2004 and 2011, Jones is estimated to have stolen approximately $240,000 by paying her personal expenses out of company funds then altering the records to cover up the theft.

Jones was booked into the Coffee County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

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