Published: April 29, 2013
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested a Dekalb County man on a theft charge for stealing computers from his employer after he was indicted by the Davidson County grand jury last month. Thirty-three year old Paul Allen Willingham of Smithville was charged with one count of theft of property over $1,000 Friday. While working as a computer tech for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Willingham stole two computers from the agency. The 20th Judicial District Attorney General requested TBI to investigate on March 20, 2013. The laptops were later recovered and Willingham was fired from his position. Willingham was booked into the Dekalb County Jail on $10,000 bond and was transferred to the Davidson County Jail.