Chamber of Commerce executive charged with credit card theft

News release from Tennessee Bureau of Investigation:
KNOXVILLE-A Tennessee Bureau of Investigation inquiry into the misuse of a credit card has led to a felony charge for the former leader of the Fentress County Chamber of Commerce.

At the request of District Attorney General W. Paul Phillips, the TBI began investigating Walter A. Page, Jr. on March 14, 2014. Special agents determined Page, as Executive Director, had been misusing his Chamber of Commerce credit card to make personal purchases dating back to 2012. The Chamber has since terminated Page’s employment.

The investigation further revealed the Clarkrange man used the card to purchase a washing machine for his residence, jewelry for his wife, Christmas decorations and gifts, wine, online movie accounts, and several other personal items.

On April 17th, the Fentress County Grand Jury returned an indictment for Page, charging him with one count of Theft over $1,000.

This morning, the 69-year-old turned himself into the Fentress County Jail, where at the time of this release, he was being held on a $2,500 bond.