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Bookkeeper for company investigated by I-Team arrested for theft Video included


A bookkeeper for a nonprofit agency has been arrested and charged with theft.


Metro records show half of students don't get into first choice school Video included


Numbers and data obtained by the Channel 4 I-Team show roughly half of all students who applied in Metro school's choice process didn't get into the school they wanted most to attend.

Sovereign citizen from Franklin faces prison time for fraud Video included


A former minister from Franklin, TN, who was the subject of a Channel 4 I-Team investigation into sovereign citizens has been convicted of mail fraud in a scheme that robbed people of millions.

Attorney for Vanderbilt rape suspect faces second criminal charge Video included


The Channel 4 I-Team has confirmed attorney Fletcher Long will face a new criminal charge, his second in just the last four months.

Congressman: I-Team investigation inspired support for legislation Video included


A Channel 4 I-Team investigation that exposed how the military awarded benefits to a female National Guard soldier after she accused her superior of rape inspired a Tennessee congressman to cosponsor legislation designed to change the way sexual assaults are investigated.

Music City Center avoids debt to NES through land swap Video included


An unusual series of land deals helped Nashville's new convention center avoid a $2.7 million debt it owed to the electric company. The deal allowed the Music City Center to walk away from a construction debt to NES, in exchange for a piece of property it didn't own.

Audit: VA employee traveled instead of processing benefit claims Video included


A scathing audit reports a VA worker assigned to processing veterans' claims was downloading software for sexting and was traveling out of state instead of working on the cases.

Apartments in 2 states cited for being 'too cold' inside Video included


Apartments billed as "luxury living" for college students in two different states have been cited by codes officials for not being warm enough inside, a Channel 4 I-Team investigation found.

Weeks after legislative hearing, TN inmates continue to harass, post online Video included


Following a legislative hearing where state lawmakers called in the heads of the Tennessee Department of Correction to answer for an issue first uncovered by the Channel 4 I-Team, inmates continue to post online and harass innocent people using contraband.

Channel 4 I-Team looks into who sets NES salaries and how Video included


A Channel 4 I-Team investigation exposed six-figure salaries for more than 100 top Nashville Electric Service executives just as many customers are paying their largest power bills ever.

I-Team investigation on disability parking abuse could spark new law Video included


There's a push to make major changes to Tennessee law after a Channel 4 I-Team investigation. Earlier this month, the I-Team exposed what one lawmaker called clear abuses of the disabled parking system.

GM recall doesn't address problem exposed by Channel 4 I-Team Video included


Drivers of General Motors vehicles are confused following a massive recall, wondering why the problem they're experiencing isn't being addressed.

TN lawmakers have questions after I-Team exposes 'party behind bars' Video included


A Tennessee legislative hearing tackled an issue first uncovered by the Channel 4 I-Team: photos, videos and text messages showed Tennessee inmates using social media to communicate.

Vandy rape suspect's attorney disputes allegations Video included


There is another twist in the case of an alleged rape on the Vanderbilt University campus. Some of the most disturbing allegations yet are coming out, and they're pitting the suspects against one another.

NES executives' salaries continue to rise along with power bills Video included


NES reported its customer service phone line had a record number of calls last month from people asking questions about high bills, so the Channel 4 I-Team decided to look at where your electric dollars are going.

Prosecutor: Someone trying to intimidate Vanderbilt rape victim Video included


The district attorney's office is concerned someone is trying to intimidate the alleged victim in the Vanderbilt rape case, and the Channel 4 I-Team found defense attorneys and prosecutors agree it could jeopardize the fairness of a trial.

For former CEO, life of luxury continued after government shut company down Video included


A Channel 4 I-Team investigation found the former CEO of a company shut down by the Federal Trade Commission for scamming the sick and uninsured is now accused by his new business associates for improperly billing thousands of customers' credit cards.

FBI expert offers tips on avoiding online identity thieves Video included


You might be surprised to learn just how easy it is for a thief to get access to your credit. The FBI says usually by the time you contact authorities, it's too late and your money is gone.

Scammers lift images of adorable animals to deceive pet adopters Video included


Many pet owners would say their animal becomes a part of their family, and when they go looking for just the right one, they usually know them when they see them.

Identities of dead children still being stolen despite new law Video included


A Channel 4 I-Team investigation found identity thieves still stealing the Social Security numbers of deceased children despite a law passed in 2013 designed to stop the crimes.

Apartment owners get $1M in tax funding despite repeated code violations Video included


A Channel 4 I-Team investigation found the out-of-state landlord of a Nashville apartment complex earned $1,023,126 despite repeated code violations, including a caved-in ceiling and sewage leaks.

Thousands of tax dollars wasted because no one looked at the bill Video included


Many utility customers across the state have received bills that are higher than normal this winter. But if your bill was 10 times the normal amount, wouldn't you ask some questions?

City workers' mistakes result in big bills for water customers


A Channel 4 I-Team investigation found that mistakes and errors by city workers resulted in dozens of customers owing huge bills.

Coaches, including former Titan, banned from youth football league Video included


A Channel 4 I-Team investigation found 18 coaches under a lifetime ban from a popular youth football league in Middle Tennessee.

Upgrades to help alleviate TN unemployment benefits backlog delayed by months Video included


The Channel 4 I-Team has learned the major improvements the state promised last year to reduce the delays in receiving unemployment benefits have also been delayed for months.

Management company stole from us, deployed soldiers say Video included


While in war zones, soldiers and military support said a company stole their money

I-Team investigation leads to legislation on abuse of disability placards Video included


A Tennessee lawmaker says a Channel 4 I-Team investigation is evidence some drivers are abusing disability placards to get prime parking all day at downtown Nashville meters.

Use of disability placards leads to possible abuse, less parking Video included

Updated: Jan 30, 2014 10:17 PM

Parking is at a premium now more than ever in downtown Nashville. There are a lot of meters but, more often than not, many of them are not available.

Emails shed light on grant spending for Metro fatherhood program Video included


Your federal tax dollars are helping pay for a program with a worthy goal: helping men become better fathers. But new information is raising new concerns.

Tennesseans' wait for unemployment benefits nearly longest in the country Video included


Tennessee is ranked one of the worst states in the country when it comes to making benefit payments in a timely manner. In fact, the Volunteer State is only ahead of two other states when it comes to timeliness of payments.

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  • Jeremy Finley

    Jeremy Finley

    Jeremy Finley is the chief investigative reporter for the Channel 4 I-Team. He specializes in investigations into corruption, criminal activity and waste of taxpayer money.More >>
    Jeremy Finley is the chief investigative reporter for the Channel 4 I-Team. He specializes in investigations into corruption, criminal activity and waste of taxpayer money.More >>
  • Kimberly Curth

    Kimberly Curth

    Kimberly Curth starting at Channel 4 in June 2011 after working at WKRG-TV in Mobile, Ala. She joined the I-Team in July 2012. Follow Kimberly on Twitter @WSMVKimberlyMore >>
    Kimberly Curth starting at Channel 4 in June 2011 after working at WKRG-TV in Mobile, Ala.  Follow Kimberly on Twitter @WSMVKimberlyMore >>
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