Former Food Bank Director in Sumner County, Tennessee Accused of Theft and Prostitution

SUMNER COUNTY, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is reporting that an investigation by special TBI agents, the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office and the Gallatin Police Department has resulted in the indictment of a Bethpage man accused of stealing thousands from the food bank where he worked.

In May 2022, at the request of 18th Judicial District Attorney General Ray Whitley, TBI agents began investigating allegations of theft involving the former director of the Sumner County Food Bank. During the investigation, authorities determined that James Gill (DOB: 6/1/42), who was employed as the director of the Sumner County Food Bank, used the organization’s money to make personal purchases.

He also wrote checks to himself and others from the food bank’s account and transferred the money to other accounts under a different non-profit name.

Further investigation revealed that Gill paid a food bank volunteer for sex acts.  

On June 8th, the Sumner County Grand Jury returned indictments charging James Gill with:

  • One count of Theft of Property over $250,000
  • One count of Money Laundering
  • One count of Patronizing Prostitution

On Friday evening June 9, 2023 he was arrested and booked into the Sumner County Jail on a $75,000 bond.


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