Tenn. probation officer charged with theft

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SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A state probation and parole officer has been arrested and charged with stealing probationers' money.

A statement from the Tennessee Department of Correction stated Officer Joshua Keith DeBord was charged with theft over $500 and was booked into the Sevier County Jail.

DeBord is accused of misusing money for fines and court fees paid by offenders he was supervising.

The department said DeBord is on administrative leave pending dismissal.


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