Former Tuscaloosa licensing commissioner accused of using office for personal gain
Former Tuscaloosa County Licensing Commissioner Lynne C. Robbins was arrested today and faces charges of using the public service for personal gain, theft of property and forgery. ‘computers.
Robbins, 56, of Tuscaloosa, resigned his post in February 2020.
Robbins is accused of writing a series of checks to the Tuscaloosa County Licensing Commissioner’s office that were returned for insufficient funds. She then used her position to avoid paying returned check charges and to avoid repaying unpaid check amounts.
In addition, Robbins is accused of taking money belonging to the office between January 2016 and December 3, 2019 and modifying data in the office’s computer network to facilitate and cover up his alleged crimes.
Charges have been laid after separate cases against her were referred to the office of Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall by the Alabama Department of Public Accounts Examiners and the Alabama Ethics Commission .
The use of a charge for personal gain and the theft of property in the first degree are Class B crimes, punishable by two to twenty years in prison. Because the state alleges that the tampering with Robbins’ computer was committed to facilitate his crimes and conceal his conduct from government officials, this charge is a Class C felony, punishable by one year and one day at 10. years in prison.