Warren Co. Candidate Accused of Passing Bad Check to Pay for Signs
Updated: Monday, June 30 2014, 09:04 PM CDT
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A Warren County man running for the state House in the Aug. 7 primary has been accused of passing a bad check to pay for his campaign signs.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained indictments against Kristopher Lynn Gore, according to Monday TBI press release.
Gore is running for the Democratic nomination in House District 43. He is also a distant relative of former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, according to The Tennessean.
At the request of 31st District Attorney General Lisa Zavogiannis, TBI Special Agents began investigating Gore on May 8. During the course of the investigation, agents developed information the McMinnville man, while pursuing a run for State Representative, wrote a worthless check in the amount of $13,500 to a local business to pay for his campaign signs.
The investigation further revealed Gore created and forged a bank letter in an attempt to demonstrate the account was in good standing.
On June 20, the Warren County Grand Jury indicted the 26-year-old, charging him with four counts of passing a worthless check, four counts of theft, and one count of forgery.
On Monday, Gore surrendered himself to TBI Agents at the Warren County Jail, where he was later released after posting a $55,000 bond.