The Monroe County Sheriffs Office charged a retired county employee with theft by taking Tuesday after he allegedly stole tools while working as the countys recreation maintenance supervisor, according to a sheriffs news release Wednesday.
Deputies charged James Allison Smith Sr., 60, of Forsyth with one count of theft by taking tools that are valued at more than $5,000. According to the news release, county employees witnessed Smith taking the items and informed the county commissioners office, which turned the investigation over to the sheriffs office.
Smith was out of jail on bond Wednesday.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriffs office at (478) 994-7043.