Friday, September 4, 2015

Mayor's former wife charged with multiple felonies, computer crimes

Allison Burchett, the so-called former first lady of Knox County, has been charged with 13 counts of identity theft, computer crimes and tampering with evidence.

Seven of the charges are felonies, including six identify theft charges, and one tampering with evidence charge, a Class C crime, which carries three to 15 years imprisonment. The other six charges - computer crimes - are misdemeanors.

Her arrest is tied to a May raid by the FBI Cyber Crimes Task Force and the Knoxville Police Department at Bandit Lites corporate headquarters on Sycamore Drive and it's Captains Way home, which is owned by company CEO Michael Strickland.

Presentment: Allison Burchett's charges

At the time, Strickland was living with Burchett at the house. Strickland will not be charged, according to police.

Burchett, 33, is the former wife of Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett.

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