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Youth Rodeo Treasurer's indicted on lesser charges

By BY DIANNA WRAY - DWRAY@VICAD.COM
Dec. 5, 2011 at 6:05 a.m.


The first indictment of Nan Canion has been dismissed, and two new ones have been brought against her.

Canion was charged in June with embezzling from the Calhoun County Youth Rodeo Association.

A spokesperson with the Calhoun County Youth Rodeo Association said more than $50,000 was missing.

Canion, the former treasurer of the organization, was indicted by a Calhoun County grand jury on June 16 on a charge of unlawfully appropriating funds between $20,000 and $100,000 between January 2009 and November 2010, a second-degree felony.

The second-degree felony was dismissed on Monday.

A Calhoun County grand jury delivered two indictments on Thursday. The indictments charge Canion with unlawfully appropriating funds between $1,500 and $20,000 from a non-profit organization, a third-degree felony.

The new indictments are for a lesser charge, but they cover a longer span of time and feature more details.

The first indictment lists checks written by Canion from Jan. 1, 2007, to Dec. 31, 2008. The checks range in amounts from $8.51 to $952.47.

The second indictment lists checks written from Jan., 2009 to Nov., 2010. The amounts range from $23.91 to $500.

Calhoun County District Attorney Dan Heard declined to comment further on the case.

With a second-degree felony, Canion faced from two to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.

If found guilty of a third-degree felony, Canion faces between two and 10 years in prison, and a fine up to $10,000.

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