Wednesday, July 28, 2021
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Former Fentress County Deputy Indicted After Misuse Of County-Issued Card

The state comptrollers office wants Fentress County deputies to turn in receipts. That, after a former deputy allegedly more than $8,000 in personal gas charges.

Director of Communications John Dunn said the investigation began last year after Fentress County officials reported questionable gas purchases.

“Our investigators noted about $8,800 worth of inappropriate transactions,” Dunn said. “Money that was used to provide for Johnny Dishman’s own personal vehicle rather than for his patrol car. Of course, that is a misuse of  public money.”

Dunn said the Comptroller’s Office has met with county officials, who have indicated the deficiencies will be addressed.

The Fentress County Grand Jury charged Dishman with one count of Theft over $2,500, one count of Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card and one count of Official Misconduct. Dishman turned himself in on Thursday and was booked into the Fentress County Jail on a $2,500 bond.

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