Thursday, March 01, 2007

Tiffany Sisson

Former TV Anchor Charged With Theft

A former TV news anchorwoman has been charged with stealing more than $20,000 while she was the guardian of an estate.

Tiffany Sisson, 34, who worked for the CBS affiliate in Cape Girardeau, KFVS12, turned herself in at the Scott County Jail on Monday and was released later that day on $20,000 bond.

Sisson, of Oran, faces up to seven years in prison. She released a written statement Tuesday in which she maintained her innocence and said she eventually would be cleared of the charge. She submitted her resignation from the television station in December, and her last day was Tuesday.

Sisson is accused of appropriating more than $20,000 from an estate she manages on behalf of someone who can't. A complaint filed by Scott County Prosecuting Attorney Paul Boyd said Sisson spent the money on trips out of state and other expenses.

Police became suspicious after Sisson filed an annual status report in November with the Scott County Probate Court. The report indicated that she had to spend more money on the individual than the $11,000 allowed by the court.

The probable-cause statement said a subsequent investigation of bank records revealed Sisson wrote 12 checks to herself ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 between June 10 and Oct. 16.

According to police, Sisson agreed Nov. 21 to make a final settlement and restitution for the unauthorized appropriations within 30 days, offering a 1998 Chrysler Sebring and a laptop computer as partial payment.

"I pray the truth will come out and prove that I have done nothing wrong," she said. "This is a family matter."

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