Sally Ann Symons entered a plea of guilty on Monday, January 25 to a felony – misappropriation of government funds. The alleged misappropriation took place between August 2014 and September 2015, while Symons served as the Chief Executive Officer for the Tri-County Fairgrounds.
The California Highway Patrol Inland Divisin Investigative Services Unit conducted a lengthy investigation tha concluded with Symons’ arrest in October of last year. Symons was formally charged in December.
Under the terms of an agreed disposition, Sally Symons will be placed on five years of formal probation, and required to serve up to 270 days in the Inyo County jail. The court will set the exact length of the jail term when she appears for sentencing at 1 p.m. on March 14, at the Bishop Branch of the Inyo County Superior Court.
Symons will be ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $9,860 and will not be allowed to work in any positions allowing her to handle the money of third parties without the permission of her probation officer. She will also be required to stay off of the premises of the Tri-County Fair during the term of her probation. The Court will also have discretion to set fines and fees. By law, she will be forbidden from holding any public office in the future. Under the terms of the disposition, Symons will not be allowed to participate in electronic monitoring.