Gadsden Public Works Director arrested on theft charges

Gadsden Public Works Director arrested
Gadsden Public Works Director arrested(Etowah County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Oct. 12, 2022 at 9:24 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 14, 2022 at 4:31 PM CDT
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GADSDEN, Ala. (WBRC) - Gadsden Public Works Director Thomas Hilton was arrested on October 12, 2022.

According to the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office website, Hilton was arrested around 4:55 p.m. on first degree Theft of Property charges. A warrant obtained by WBRC showed that Hilton is accused of stealing more than $92,000 from the City of Gadsden from April of 2014 to October of 2022.

Hilton has been placed on administrative leave.

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