Two Scott County residents facing voter registration fraud charges

POSTED: 9:42 PM Jul 10 2013   UPDATED: 11:39 AM Jul 10 2013
SCOTT COUNTY, Tenn. -

Two Scott County residents are now facing charges, accused of voter registration fraud.

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Christina and Carrie Botts have been indicted by a Scott County grand jury.  Christina Botts was indicted on 13 counts of illegal voter registration fraud and Carrie Botts was indicted on one count.

The charges stem from an investigation that began in October of 2012.  The couple is accused of fraudulently registering 44 voters during September.  Investigators say they forged signatures and altered address information to appear the individuals lived in the city of Huntsville.

Both were arrested Tuesday.  Christina Botts' bond was set at $25,000. Carrie Botts' bond was set at $1,500.