Former Wilson Co. clerk indicted for stealing $14 K in tax payments


The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Monday a former Wilson County clerk was indicted for stealing money from tax payments and fixing government records.

According to the TBI, Shannon Hodgin stole money from tax payments made by Wilson County neighbors and disguised the government records to hide the theft. Over the course of three months, Hodgin is accused of stealing approximately $14,333.74.

Authorities began the investigation on March 1, and Hodgin resigned as the clerk in the Wilson County Trustee’s Office after the theft was discovered.

She was indicted by a Wilson County Grand Jury on July 10 on charges of one count of theft, one count of official misconduct, and one count of tampering with government records.

Hodgin, a Lebanon resident, was released from the Wilson County Jail on a $5,000 bond.

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