Tennessee Mayor Charged With Theft From Toys for Tots Charity

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WHNT) – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested the Mayor of Greenbrier on Monday afternoon at Greenbrier City Hall after he was indicted last Friday by the Robertson County grand jury.

Billy Eugene Wilson, 56, of Greenbrier, Tenn. was indicted on one count of Official Misconduct and one count of Theft over $60,000 for taking money for personal benefit from the Greenbrier Toys for Tots charity.

Between November 1, 2005 and October 31, 2013, Wilson took approximately $60,000 from the charity to pay his personal expenses, according to the TBI.  Kristin Helm, the Public Information Officer for TBI, said Wilson perpetrated the theft through his position as Mayor, Volunteer Fire Chief and founder of Greenbrier Toys for Tots.

There is also an ongoing investigation into allegations that Wilson also misused city funds is continuing at this time.

Wilson was booked into the Robertson County Jail on $5,000 bond.

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