Campbell County School Director Arrested

By Elizabeth Miller

qbt426@mocs.utc.edu

JACKSBORO, Tenn. (UTC/ The Loop) — The former director of the Campbell County public schools and another former administrator in the system have pleaded guilty to theft and misconduct.

Michael Martin and Karen Bundren will not be sent to jail under the plea entered Monday in Jacksboro, but are required to repay the schools $4,000 in restitution.

Martin, who formerly was superintendent of the schools, and Bundren, who was director of federal programs in the schools, were also placed on eight years of judicial diversion, according to The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/mVQg49)

The two were accused in what prosecutors said was a scheme that netted Bundren, who is 52, extra pay for falsely claiming she held a doctorate.

Martin, who is 62, was previously director of the Putnam County schools.

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Information from: The Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com

 

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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