Former Tennessee legislator accused of theft and impersonation

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – A woman says she fell victim to a former Tennessee legislator and disbarred attorney who is now accused of theft and impersonation.

Bretran Thompson appeared in court Friday morning.

Deborah Rogers said she hired Thompson and paid him $1,500 to draw up a letter dealing with being an executor of a property. Rogers wired him another $2,900 for attorney fees. She later discovered Thompson had been disbarred.

“I did feel violated, and I was really hurt because this was my family’s money and I felt he took me at a time when I was really vulnerable with my aunt passing, my father passed and he knew the situation,” said Rogers.

Thompson faced similar charges in 2001, 2002, and 2004. He served in the Tennessee General Assembly from 1993 to 1994.

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