Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

March 4, 2013

Insurance fraud over stolen car nets plea

By Michael R. Moser
Editor

CROSSVILLE — A Roane County woman who arranged to have her vehicle stolen from a parking lot in Crossville, and then filed an insurance claim for the loss, pleaded guilty in Cumberland County Criminal Court and received judicial diversion.

Amy Grace Griffin, 20, was indicted on charges of filing a false report, a class D felony, and insurance fraud, a class E felony. She was facing six years in prison.

The alleged incident took place July 27, 2012, when she reported her vehicle stolen from the Walmart parking lot in Crossville.

Griffin pleaded guilty to the two charges and received a three-year prison sentence which was suspended under terms of diversion and will be served on probation that will be supervised in Roane County. She is also being required to pay restitution, if any, in the case.

In other cases on the docket, the following took place:

Deadline docket

•Louella R. Walker, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine, state to drop the charge.

•Christopher Brian Darnell, possession of methamphetamine, possession of more than .5 grams of alprazolam for sale and for delivery and criminal impersonation, continued to the April 26 discussion docket and the May 10 deadline docket.

•William K. Dellolio, robbery and alternate count of robbery by violence, continued to March 4.

•Timothy Joseph Easterly, theft of more than $500, state to drop.

•Tyler Ford, two counts of aggravated burglary, attempted aggravated burglary, burglary, three counts of auto burglary, theft of more than $10,000, two counts of theft of more than $1,000 and three counts of vandalism, continued to March 4.

•Kyle James Hale, four counts of aggravated burglary, attempted aggravated burglary, burglary, three counts of auto burglary, theft of more than $10,000, two counts of theft of more than $1,000 and three counts of vandalism, continued to March 4.

•Wesley Robert McGhee, criminal simulation, motion hearing set for April 15.

•Timothy Allen Norris, three counts of aggravated burglary, attempted aggravated burglary, burglary, two counts of theft of more than $1,000 and four counts of vandalism, continued to March 4.

•Stephen Matthew Phillips, attempted aggravated burglary, aggravated burglary, vandalism of more than $1,000 and transfer from Juvenile Court, Gloria Snavely allowed to withdraw from the case; Earl Patton appointed to represent Phillips and continued to March 4.

•John Litton Robbins, domestic assault, state to drop.

•Kristopher Shawn Shipley, manufacture of more than .5 grams of methamphetamine, continued to April 15.

•Stephen Robert Stults, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine, simple possession of marijuana, theft of more than $500 and theft of less than $500, continued to April 15.

•Nicole Ann Woody, filing a false report, continued to March 18.