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Report: Rockwood Official Stole $33,000

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Investigators with the state Comptroller's office say a former Rockwood city coordinator used city credit cards to purchase nearly $33,000 worth of property and services for his personal use.

A report released Wednesday says former coordinator Tom Pierce's purchases include nearly $12,000 in guns, ammunition and firearm accessories, more than $7,000 in clothing and nearly $6,000 worth of photo equipment.

In addition, investigators said Pierce purchased more than $4,000 worth of online business management classes at taxpayer expense and also used the cards to buy digital music, books and movies.

The theft is said to have occurred over three years.

The Roane County Grand Jury issued a seven-count indictment against Pierce earlier this month. He faces charges that include theft, fraudulent use of a credit card and official misconduct.

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