Former Fair Treasurer Pleads Guilty

Kimberly Ann Mullins, 37, who was indicted last year for the theft of over $60,000 from the Coffee County Fair Association, was in court this week. Mullins pleaded guilty to the charge and agreed to pay back $165,000. She started paying back the money yesterday (Thursday), making a $10,000 payment. Sentencing for Mullins will be in August. Mullins served as treasurer of the fair board from 2006 until February 2011.  She was indicted June 14, 2011 on theft charges after a three-month investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation that alleges she took in excess of $60,000 from the fair coffers without approval.