CHP Investigating Alleged Fairgrounds Embezzlement
The California Highway Patrol issued a statement today confirming an investigation into the alleged embezzlement of funds from the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds. Former CEO Sally Symons was detained Wednesday for questioning. Symons and the Tri-County Fairgrounds parted ways during this years fair.
The CHP statement:
In July of 2015, the California Highway Patrol, Inland Division Investigative Services Unit, initiated an investigation into the possible embezzlement of funds from the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds. During the extensive investigation, CHP investigators determined Bishop area resident Sally Ann Symons, 46, embezzled funds belonging to the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair. On October 21, 2015, Symons, who is a former employee of the Tri-County Fair, was detained and transported to the Bishop Area CHP office for questioning. The CHP report containing the embezzlement and other various charges will be submitted to the Inyo County District Attorney’s office for review.
In 2013, the CHP investigated a similar embezzlement case involving the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds. Both investigations are unrelated.