Sunday, January 27, 2008

$60,000 embezzled from City Owned Golf Course


A joint investigation between the Chattanooga Police Department Fraud Division and the City Internal Audit Division has led to the arrest of an employee of a Chattanooga City owned golf course.

James R. Simmons, 37, of Chattanooga was an employee at the Brainerd Golf Course. He has been charged with Theft over $60,000 dollars.

After a lengthy investigation between these two divisions, investigators determined he has been embezzling money from the golf course for some time. Simmons had been employed at the golf course for five years.