Ex-political campaign treasurer accused of stealing more than $65,000

Nov 7, 2019

Kelsey Ketron booking photo
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RUTHERFORD, Tenn. (AP) — A former political campaign treasurer and Tennessee Republican Party committeewoman is accused of stealing more than $65,000 from her father's campaign and pocketing insurance money from policyholders who used her family's insurance company.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Associated Press released a correction to this story Nov. 7. at 8:58 a.m. The amount Kelsey Ketron is accused of stealing from her father's campaign fund is $65,500, not the $133,000 originally reported.

News outlets report Kelsey Ketron has been indicted on more than 70 charges related to insurance fraud, including money laundering, forgery and impersonating a licensed professional. She was arrested and booked into jail Monday.

Ketron is set to appear in court on Nov. 25. Ketron's attorney, Trey Harwell, told the Murfreesboro Daily News Journal that he and his client "are surprised by the indictment."

Ketron resigned from her GOP role in July, days after the authorities including the Secret Service searched her home and the insurance office owned by her father, Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron.