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TBI: Former Crockett County School Official Indicted

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Posted at 8:13 AM, Jul 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 08:40:47-04

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - The former technology director of Crockett County Schools has been indicted on charges including theft and official misconduct within the school system.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation tells local media that 42-year-old Ashley Jordan of Halls was indicted July 20 after being charged with theft over $10,000 and misconduct. Authorities say a 2014 investigation determined Jordan had been receiving kickbacks as payment for funneling business to one of the school system's unidentified vendors.

Authorities said Jordan also falsified bids and produced false invoices.

Jordan resigned from his position in July 2014.

The TBI said Jordan turned himself in on Monday. He has been released from the Crockett County Correctional Center after posting $10,000 bond.

Messages from The Jackson Sun seeking comment from Jordan were not immediately returned.

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