Wednesday, December 18, 2013

TN - State says sex offender registry officer (Rebecca Hord) stole $30K in funds

Rebecca Hord
Rebecca Hord
Original Article


SHELBYVILLE - A woman whose job was to make sure sex offenders in Bedford County are properly registered and monitored is accused of stealing more $30,000 in fees paid by those sex offenders.

Rebecca Hord, 58, was arrested Monday following a grand jury indictment charging her theft, forgery and official misconduct.

Under Tennessee law, convicted sex offenders are required to register with local law enforcement agencies and also report any changes of address. The information provided through that process is maintained on a statewide database of sex offenders.

To cover the administrative expenses required to maintain the database, each sex offender is required to pay an annual fee of $150.
- An annual extortion fee?

A portion of the collected fees are used by the local law enforcement agencies, while the rest are forwarded to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Hord's alleged theft occurred over a six-year period. During that time, investigators determined that at least 158 sex offenders in Bedford County should have paid fees totaling $42,198.

Hord, however, only turned over $10,738 to the sheriff's department, keeping at least $31,460 for herself.

Because of incomplete recordkeeping, investigators say the total number of offenders and the amount of missing fees could actually have been higher.

Hord is out of jail on bond.


Mark said...

Too bad it was not $260,000. The state deserves all it gets. And too bad ol Rebecca messed up. And again, the state deserves all it gets. What goes round come round.

Mark said...

"Evidence garnered through the collaborative efforts of the Department of
Homeland Security, Houston Police Department, Montgomery County
Precinct 4 Constable’s Office, Montgomery County District Attorney’s
Office and Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force." I am surprised the CIA, the NSA, the FBI, M5, MK ULTRA, the Marines, Secret Service, Treasury Dept. was not involved in this event to grab accolades. However, anyone stupid enough to go to sites that promote child pornography is asking for it because the minute you click on, they have your IP address - the moment you "CLICK."

NJ45143112 said...

One might infer from this article that if the department in Tennessee was capable of managing its' affairs better, they wouldn't need to extort money from their resident offenders...
From the looks of our perp above, I'm guessing they don't have much going for them. If this is who they hire (with no oversight) then they deserve what they get...