Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Former Trooper Charlene Green Arrested for Writing Fraudulent Citations
FALL BRANCH, Tenn.
Former Claiborne County Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Charlene Green, 32, was arrested and currently faces 77 felony counts on charges that she wrote fraudulent citations, according to a Tennessee Department of Safety release.
Greene resigned from her job in October instead of being terminated after she was accused of neglecting her duty by failing to submit traffic citations to courts of record, according to the Tennessee Department of Safety.
The THP launched a formal investigation into Green's alleged actions.
"After cross-checking other citations turned in by Green with those on file at the Clerk’s Office, investigators discovered that Green wrote dozens of “fake” tickets, sometimes using information of individuals she issued tickets to years ago," according to the THP release. "In one case, Green is accused of using the name of a driver she issued a ticket to in 2004. She allegedly forged his name on four citations she turned in to her superiors in February, March and July of 2008."
"In all, CID agents were able to determine that from January 12, 2008, through September 2, 2008, Green wrote a total of 60 fraudulent citations involving 28 individuals," the release states.
Green faces 38 counts of forgery, 38 counts of false reporting and one count of official misconduct.
Green was assigned to Claiborne County in the Fall Branch District after being commissioned in January 2004, according the TDOS release.