Tiffany Sisson charged with felony stealing

Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Tiffany Sisson

A former KFVS12 television reporter turned herself in to the Scott County Jail Monday after a warrant was issued for her arrest by the Scott County Sheriff's Department.

Tiffany N. Sisson, 34, of Oran, Mo., was charged with felony stealing. She posted bond Monday.

Sisson is accused of appropriating more than $20,000 from an estate for which she was the guardian/conservator, according to a complaint filed by Scott County Prosecuting Attorney Paul Boyd. Sisson used the money for trips out of state, etc., according to the complaint.

If convicted of the charge, Sisson could spend up to seven years in prison.

KFVS news director Mark Little said Sisson turned in her resignation in December, stating the reason for her departure was to move out of state to marry.

Her last day of work was today, he said.

Mike Smythe, vice president and general manager of KFVS, said Sisson started working for the television station in 1997, working her way up through the ranks to news anchor. Her departure "is a big loss to the company," he said.

Neither would comment on the charges pending against her.

"I am very disappointed that anyone would attempt to harm and embarrass me with hurtful actions and allegations that are absolutely not true," Sisson said in a written release Tuesday. "I pray the truth will come out and prove that I have done nothing wrong. This is a family matter. Any bitterness on the part of my estranged family, whom I have constantly shown nothing but love, will unfortunately have to be settled in the legal system, and will ultimately prove my innocence. I truly thank God for my friends who know the truth and are standing behind me."

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