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Mulberry firefighter arrested for theft of donations

Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 12:41 pm

An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Lincoln County man on a felony theft charge. In January 2017, Louis Burns was working as a captain of that fire department. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that from January through June 2017, more than $4,700 in donated funds were stolen from the agency, and Burns was the individual responsible for the theft. Burns is no longer working at the Þ re department. At the request of 17th District Attorney General Robert Carter, TBI Agents began investigating theft from the Mulberry Volunteer Fire Department by someone who worked there. The Lincoln County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Louis Lee Burns with one felony count of Theft over $1,000 which led to TBI Agents arresting Burns. He was booked into the Lincoln County Jail and released on his own recognizance.