Judge denies former Knox County middle school teacher’s request for judicial diversion

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A former Knox County middle school teacher will not receive judicial diversion on her sentence for identify theft.

Ashley Wright was sentenced in July 2018 for the crime and appealed the sentence. The court of criminal appeals reversed the sentence based on procedural grounds and ordered the sentencing be conducted again. 

On Friday, Wright had her request for diversion denied at the resentencing, and because her sentence was 2 years probation, her case was deemed complete and over.

In September 2017 court records show she went online and applied for credit cards using other people’s information and spending thousands of dollars on the cards.

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