Trojan Labor worker faces theft charges

Friday, March 12, 2010 at 12:08am

An employee of Trojan Labor’s Madison office was arrested Wednesday for allegedly funneling thousands of dollars to workers for jobs they didn’t work.

Metro Police said Kendra B. Renfro, 29, issued a total of $34,563.09 in unearned checks using Trojan Labor’s business account to day laborers at the temporary staffing company, and she in turn received benefits and money.

According to an affidavit, Renfro used her managerial position to access Trojan’s computer system, find unfilled time slots from several months prior and then cut checks to other workers who didn’t work those jobs.

The false checks in question were issued between June 14, 2008, and Feb. 24, 2009. Police said Renfro took full responsibility for issuing the checks and wanted to pay the money back.

Trojan Labor’s Regional Operational Manager Donald Thompson told The City Paper that Renfro, who worked at the company for about a year, no longer works there, but he wouldn’t comment further on the case.

Renfro faces one count of theft of property over $10,000.

Trojan Labor also has an office at 271 Hermitage Ave. in Nashville. Its Madison satellite office is at 107 E. Due West Ave.