Former Jackson County Treasurer Pleads Guilty to Fraud

The former treasurer of Jackson County, Kentucky, pleaded guilty on Monday, February 4, 2019, to devising a scheme to defraud the Jackson County Fiscal Court of over $160,000 and to misusing the identity of a Jackson County employee to facilitate her theft. Beth Sallee, 38, of McKee, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated identity theft and to one count of wire fraud. According to admission made in connection with her guilty plea, Sallee admitted that beginning in 2013, she misused her position to write several check payable to herself without the approval of the Jackson County Fiscal Court. Additionally, she forged the signatures of other Jackson County employees on unauthorized checks without their knowing or permission. Sallee is scheduled to be sentenced on June 18, 2019.

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