- Associated Press - Friday, January 24, 2014

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Bedford County’s former veterans’ service officer has pleaded guilty to stealing from the United Veterans Council and the American Legion.

The Shelbyville Times-Gazette (https://bit.ly/M5IOH2 ) reports Gordon Warren was given six years’ probation Thursday after pleading guilty to theft charges.

Assistant District Attorney Richard Cawley told the paper that Warren stole more than $49,000 from the United Veterans Council between 2006 and 2013. He took another $5,500 from the American Legion over that same time frame. He stole much of the money by writing checks to himself.

After pleading guilty, Warren made restitution to the two groups of more than $55,000.

If Warren successfully completes probation, his record could be expunged. But if he violates probation, he could be ordered to finish out his sentence in prison.


Information from: Shelbyville Times-Gazette, https://www.t-g.com

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