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Former Fentress Deputy Charges More Than 8K Of Fuel

A Former Fentress County Deputy faces charges of charging more than $8,000 on his county-issued fuel card for personal use.

50-year-old Johnny C. Dishman turned himself in Thursday and was booked into the Fentress County Jail on $2,500 bond. Dishman faces one count of Theft over $2,500, one count of Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, and one count of Official Misconduct.

Dishman admitted to investigators that he started using his fuel credit card to buy fuel for his personal vehicle “a couple of years ago.” He continued to do so until he was placed on administrative leave in March 2020.

The TBI and the Tennessee Comptrollers Office jointly investigated Dishman. The comptroller’s office continues to investigate more than $1,000 in additional charges that are questionable.

Dishman is no longer employed by the Fentress County Sheriff’s Office, resigning last June.

Dishman becomes the second former deputy to turn himself in on misconduct charges Thursday.