Former Polk deputy sentenced to probation

A former Polk County Sheriff’s Deputy who pleaded guilty to mail fraud in November was sentenced in federal court Thursday. According to reports, 43 year old Kenneth Lane Gravett of Cedartown will serve five years probation for falsifying an insurance claim in order to pay off a debt. Gravett will serve the first 10 months confined to his home with electronic monitoring, according to U.S. District Court Judge Robert L. Vining Jr. Gravett reportedly used the insurance proceeds to pay off the delinquent loan on his motorcycle and on Dec. 4, 2008, another co-conspirator sold the motorcycle to an FBI informant for $1,500. He then reported the theft to his insurance carrier American Modern Select Insurance Company, mailing the fraudulent police report to the company, reportedly in order to obtain funds to pay off the motorcycle. Gravett was ordered to pay back $12,517.02 and was ordered to immediately pay a special assessment of $100 to the government. Vining said if he could not pay the total amount to the insurance company for the fraudulent claim, he would have to pay it back in installments of $300 a month.