November 6, 2013 10:59 am -

mayor-billy-wilsonI believe the term “lower than a well digger’s butt at the end of the workday” applies here:

Workers at one Greenbrier City Hall were shocked this week to see the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) arrest the mayor on charges he that stole money from the Toys for Tots charity just before the Christmas season.

The Tennessean reported that TBI agents abruptly showed up on Monday afternoon to take Greenbrier Mayor Billy Wilson into custody.

“It was so quick,” City Superintendent Tommy Maitland told the paper. “We didn’t have time to process it. They just came in and took him. It was over in a matter of minutes.”

Wilson, who also serves as the city’s fire chief, was charged with official misconduct and the theft of $60,000 from Toys for Toys, a charity which provides toys to poor children and helps families pay utility bills during the holiday season. The charity is not affiliated with a charity by a similar name run by the U.S. Marine Corps.

Agents began investigating Wilson early last month, TBI spokesperson Kristen Helm explained on Monday.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.