EASTERN SIERRA TRI-COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS INVESTIGATION

Staff Writer

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 Oct. 21, 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.

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