(10/16/2018)
A man charged with more than 35 counts of fraud and embezzlement was sentenced Monday to one to 10 years in prison, according to the Roane County Sheriff's Department.

Travis Cullen, 31, of Letart, made several purchases using money from the Roane County Commission, Roane County Solid Waste Authority, Roane County Farmer's Market and Tri-County Partnership.

An investigation started in March 2017 after Cullen, a former WVU extension agent, wrote a check for $1,000 to the Roane County Commission that was returned for non-sufficient funds.

It was discovered that Cullen had used a purchasing card for the extension office to make purchases for the extension office and Roane County Solid Waste Authority, of which Cullen was the president.


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