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Workers loot Middle School
Woman allegedly cashes checks twice
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A 30-year-old Cookeville man has been charged with five counts of theft after he was allegedly caught pillaging DeKalb Middle School while doing repairs during spring break.According to Smithville Police Chief Randy Caplinger, Jason Michael Stockton of Cookeville faces one charge of theft over $1,000 and four charges of theft under $500. Stockton is accused of stealing items including laptops, cash, teachers and students belongings and other items.Smithville Police Department Detective Brandon Donnell told the Review that video surveillance gave the thieves away.“Some work was being done by a company from Cookeville called Concrete Coatings at the Middle School during spring break, and when the teachers returned last Monday they noticed a lot of things were missing,” Donnell shared. “A review of surveillance tapes clearly shows some of the workers taking items from classrooms and teachers desks, and taking them to their vehicles.