Friday, November 15, 2013

TBI Case Against Franklin Co. Attorney, Joseph Bean Jr., Appointed to Conservatorship Results in Theft Indictment

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s case into a Franklin County attorney assigned by a court to be a conservator over the estate of a woman in failing health resulted in an indictment by the Franklin County grand jury. He surrendered to authorities .

Joseph Bean Jr., 41, of Winchester, was indicted on one count of theft or property over $10,000. Between October of 2009 and March of 2012, Bean, who was the court appointed conservator over the estate of the victim, stole more than $42,000 from her conservatorship account. Bean made payments from the victim’s conservatorship account to his American Express account, Bank of America mortgage account, a Community Bank loan account and his Toyota Motors account. Bean was appointed the conservatorship of the victim’s estate due to her failing health. He was the sole party with authorized access to her account to pay her bills and other financial obligations. The victim of the theft is now deceased.

In May of 2013, the 12th Judicial District Attorney General’s office requested TBI to investigate the theft after the attorney over the victim’s estate reported it to him. Bean was booked today into the Franklin County Jail on $7,500 bond.

TBI Case Against Franklin County Attorney Appointed to Conservatorship Results in Theft Indictment


Norma said...

TN? It seems to be so easy in TN. I am glad this guy was caught. What about all those bagd guys operating under the protection of Judge Randy Kennedy?

Anonymous said...

Look at him. He almost looks happy???

Finny said...

If he's lucky, he'll end up in the same prison as John Clemmons!

Becky said...

I hope he has to sell all his possessions and pay restitution.

Thelma said...

And I thought these things only happened in Dandy Randy's court!