A longtime city manager of Tivoli Theatre and Memorial Auditorium has resigned after an internal audit uncovered misappropriation of funds.
General Manager Sandy Coulter resigned immediately last month after being confronted about the problems, said Missy Crutchfield, administrator of the Department of Arts, Education & Culture.
“I’m very disturbed by all this,” Crutchfield said.
Coulter had served with the city for 32 years and been the general manager of the two venues since 2007.
City Auditor Stan Sewell said the Internal Audit Department found red flags in department writing checks to cash to themselves and then handing cash over to vendors.
It is unclear whether criminal charges will be pursued.
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Cliff has worked for the Times Free Press for five years and covers Chattanooga city government. He previously covered Rhea County, as well as transportation and growth and development in Southeast Tennessee. A native of Maryville, Tenn., Cliff graduated in 2003 from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis on journalism. Before coming to Chattanooga, he was a crime reporter with Hernando Today, a supplement of The Tampa (Fla.) ...