The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on Friday arrested a former employee of the Monroe County Circuit Court Clerk’s office after he was indicted by the Monroe County Grand Jury earlier this week on theft and misconduct charges.
Norman Bruce Arp, 49, of Sweetwater, was indicted on one count of theft over $1,000 and one count of official misconduct. Between February 2012 and September 2012, while working as an administrative assistant to the Monroe County Circuit Court Clerk, Arp embezzled funds by withholding cash deposits from fees collected in the offices of the Circuit and General Sessions Court Clerk’s.
Arp kept deposit slips to record amounts for repayment purposes.
A state audit conducted by the Comptroller’s office discovered the theft. The 10th Judicial District Attorney General requested TBI to investigate in September 2012. Arp stated he took the money because he had fallen on hard financial times. He has since repaid the funds.
Arp was booked into the Monroe County Jail and released on $10,000 bond.