Atwood man indicted
Posted: Friday, January 7, 2011 10:27 pm
A Carroll County man was indicted earlier this week on charges related to allegedly defrauding Union City-based Crop Production Services.
John Mark Robinson, 42, of Atwood was indicted Monday by a Carroll County grand jury for two counts of forgery and one count of hindering a secured creditor.
Robinson serves as a Carroll County commissioner, according to Tennessee Bureau of Investigation public information officer Kristin Helm.
She told The Messenger Robinson was booked into jail Tuesday and released on a $50,000 property bond. A court appearance is scheduled for Monday at 9 a.m., authorities said.
Ms. Helm said, according to the indictments, Robinson allegedly forged a signature on checks made out to himself and Crop Production Services totaling about $140,000, as well as allegedly forged federal checks totaling $91,000.
The incidents allegedly occurred between Aug. 31, 2010, and Nov. 18, 2010. Authorities said the TBI launched the investigation several months ago at the request of the district attorney general in Carroll County and the case was presently directed to the grand jury.
Published in The Messenger 1.7.11