Shelby Jean Coleman Takes The Stand

A fired Johnson County school payroll clerk accused stealing thousands of dollars from the school board took the stand in her own defense Wednesday afternoon.

Shelby Jean Coleman testified she never embezzled any money out of the school district's bank account, nor did she try to cover anything up. Coleman testified Wednesday she knew former finance director Peggy Vanhoose's son Michael got a paycheck while he was in jail, but she claims she was told Michael was doing work release through the jail and to put him on the payroll.

The jury could get the case Thursday.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WYMT CONTACT INFO 199 Black Gold Blvd. Hazard, KY 41701 606-436-5757 - switchboard 606-439-9968 - newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 9319282 -
Gray Television, Inc.