Northport council member arrested, charged with theft

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December 25 2021 12:00 am

NORTHPORT, Ala. (WIAT) — A member of the Northport City Council was recently arrested and charged with theft in a case involving her family’s estate.

Christy Bobo, who has represented District 1 on the council since last September, told CBS 42 that she was arrested Monday, but was released after posting $15,000 bail. She was charged with first-degree theft of property. Her arrest happened following an indictment by a grand jury filed last month.

Bobo said the arrest was not related to her work on the council, but to a family matter regarding the estate of her deceased parents involving utility trailers, vehicles, firearms and other property. In the indictment, the total cost of the property was over $2,500.

Bobo said her arrest was “nothing but an inconvenience” and “they’re trying to abuse the system and discredit her,” although she did not specify who.

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