State v. J. Scott Bates

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. J. Scott Bates
Case Date: 
1890
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Breach of Trust

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County:

Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
63
Notes / Description: 

In Nashville, Bates rec'd from Josie Barnes a $2,000 check, representing insurance proceeds on the life of her deceased husband Thomas. Bates received the funds as Josie's agent for the purpose of depositing it in a Bedford County bank. Instead, Bates appropriated $825 of that money for his own use. Bates lived in Bedford County at Haley's Station. Josie lived in Nashville. (While case ongoing, Josie married S. D. Seals.) Jury convicted Bates & sentenced him to 18 mos. in the penitentiary.