KNOXVILLE – A Tennessee Bureau of Investigation inquiry into the misuse of a credit card led to a felony charge for the former leader of the Fentress County Chamber of Commerce.
At the request of District Attorney General Lori Phillips-Jones, TBI agents began an investigation on Walter A. Page Jr. on March 14.
Special agents determined Page, as executive director, apparently misused his chamber of commerce-issued credit card to make personal purchases dating back to 2012. The chamber has since fired Page.
The investigation further revealed the Clarkrange man used the card to buy a washing machine for his home, jewelry for his wife, Christmas decorations and gifts, wine, online movie accounts and several other personal items.
On Thursday, a Fentress County grand jury returned an indictment for Page, charging him with one count of theft of more than $1,000.
Page turned himself in Monday morning at the Fentress County Jail, where he remained on a $2,500 bond.