State Police And FBI Investigating Jackson County Embezzlement Case

The FBI and Kentucky State Police are being asked to follow up on allegations that the former Jackson County treasurer pocketed more than $100,000 in taxpayer funds, according to a newly released state audit. The audit of the fiscal court's 2015 and 2016 financial statements found abuse and intentional override of internal controls by one employee, according to Kentucky state Auditor Mike Harmon. The former treasurer is Beth Sallee. She was arrested in 2014, but those charges were dropped. She won a settlement from that case. This audit comes after Sallee was suspended in July 2016 when the fiscal court started noticing possible fraud. The new audit found those problems had a serious effect on the county's finances.