From staff reports
The News Courier
An Elkmont woman was arrested on theft charges Wednesday because Athens Police allege the used car lot employee signed a car title over to herself and did not make payments.
Chief Floyd Johnson said Tinnon’s Auto Sales on Jefferson Street in Athens sold a 2001 BMW 325i, valued at $6,500. However, the buyer could not afford the payments and returned the car.
Johnson said 41-year-old Tammy Boyd Hand of 23813 E. Clearmont Drive, Elkmont, was an employee at the dealership. Police say she signed as the lienholder on the vehicle and applied for a new title in her name.
The owner of the car lot made a police report on June 29, and Hand was arrested on first-degree theft charges Wednesday.
After being booked at the Athens Police Department, she was transported to the Limestone County Jail. She was released on $5,000 bond Wednesday afternoon.