Bradley County forms ad hoc committee to study forensic audit costs

CLEVELAND, Tennessee (WDEF) – Bradley County commissioners voted 11-3 to create an ad hoc committee which will study the possible paramaters and costs of a forensic audit of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office budget.

The idea to form the committee came from Commissioner Thomas Crye during a Finance committee meeting prior to the Commission voting session Monday.

Crye said the four-person committee, to be appointed by Commission Chairman Louie Alford, would “look into the cost of this audit and also the participation of the state’s resources to include the comptroller’s office in an effort to reduce the cost burden to the taxpayers.”

Crye said audits such as these can be “bottomless pits when it comes to costs.”

Alford said the committee should be made up of three commissioners and County Attorney Crystal Freiberg.

“I think it’s critical to have her in there,” Alford said.

The chairman did not make any appointments during Monday’s meeting.

Voting against the motion were Commissioners Howard Thompson, Robert Rominger and Charlotte Peak.

Commissioners also approved the five-year lease of the Justice Center workhouse office space to Tennessee Recovery and Monitoring Co. for $15,600 the first year and $26,400 for each remaining year.


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