Sentencing Date Set For Former Fair Board Treasurer

A hearing in the sentencing of the former treasurer of the Coffee County Fair Board was reset Wednesday until Oct. 3. 37-year-old Kimberly Ann Mullins was arrested last year on charges of theft of over $60,000 from the Coffee County Fair Board without approval after she was indicted by the June 2011 Coffee County Grand Jury. The indictment came following a three-month investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. The investigation came about after allegations were made of the missing money from the fair board. Mullins pled guilty to the charges in May of this year and repaid $10,000 to the fair board. During Wednesday’s hearing, Carolyn Long, representing the Coffee County Fair Board, testified for the prosecution. While fair board member H.D. Crosslin testified for Mullins’ defense. After Wednesday afternoon hearing, Coffee County Circuit Court Judge Craig Johnson set sentencing for Mullins on Oct. 3. In the meantime, Judge Johnson is expected to review testimony presented by both sides and the various aspects of the law before determining a sentence. Judge Johnson ordered Mullins to pay $65,000 by the end of business yesterday. Mullins is represented by Shelbyville attorney John Norton III while assistant district attorney Marla Holloway is prosecuting the case.