TIPTON COUNTY, TN (WMC) - A former Mason, Tennessee Public Works Superintendent could soon accept a plea deal on charges of theft and misconduct, according to the Tipton County Circuit Court Clerk's office.
Chris Trimble was supposed to go on trial Wednesday. However, both sides said they are working on a plea agreement.
Trimble was indicted last year and accused of stealing more than $600,000 from the town.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigators said Trimble accepted unauthorized compensation in overtime, vacation time, sick leave, and holiday pay. The extra payments totaled over $600,000.
According to investigators, Trimble was accepting the payments over the course of a seven-year time span from January 2007 to March 2015.