Sally Ann Symons was arrested on embezzlement charges today.
A press release from Inyo County District Attorney Thomas Hardy said District Attorney Investigators arrested former Tri-County Fair CEO Sally Ann Symons on embezzlement and misuse of government funds charges this morning after she voluntarily surrendered herself at the District Attorney’s office in Bishop.
The District Attorney has filed a complaint alleging three felony counts: Misappropriation of Government Funds, Embezzlement of Government funds, and Grand Theft.
The Complaint alleges that the acts took place between August, 2014 and September, 2015, while Symons served as the Chief Executive Officer for the fair.
Symons reportedly took between $9,000 and $10,000 from an ATM at the Fairgrounds. DA Hardy said that was consistent with the investigative report that he has reviewed.
The press release states the complaint follows an extensive investigation conducted by the California Highway Patrol Inland Division Investigative Services Unit. Because the alleged crimes involve the theft of state property and were alleged to have occurred on the grounds of a state facility, the CHP handled the initial investigation.
Symons was booked at the Inyo County Jail and posted a $25,000 bail bond. She was ordered to appear in the Inyo County Superior Court in Bishop in December for formal arraignment on the charges.