Knox Deputy Cited Over Suspected Gas Theft

By: Brian Gregory
By: Brian Gregory

Knoxville (WVLT) - A veteran Knox County Sheriff's deputy has been terminated for allegedly stealing county gas.

According to deputies, a citizen called them on Friday and advised they had seen an officer fill his patrol car, and a small orange container, full of gas at a Pilot store.

Deputies say they interviewed Officer Frank Wolfe Monday morning, and placed him on administrative leave without pay pending termination.

Wolfe has been charged with misdemeanor theft.

Deputies say the amount of gas was less than $10.

Wolfe has been with the department since 1993.

"Problems with unethical and inappropriate conduct will be dealt with swiftly," Sheriff Jones said this afternoon in a prepared news release.

More details tonight at 5:30 on Volunteer TV news, and on

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