Former employee charged with embezzlement

A former employee of the Krystal Restaurant in Newport has been named on a sealed presentment returned by the Cocke County Grand jury, charging him with embezzling from the firm.

Dylan Barnett, 21, East Highway 25/70, Newport allegedly took $10,117 in revenue from the restaurant from April through August 2019.

Newport Detective Josh Holt investigated the incident and presented his findings to the grand jury.

Now Barnett is charged with one count for each month of the alleged embezzlement scheme; theft under $1,000, two counts theft over $1,000 and two counts theft over $2,500.