Victoria Livestock Show

A judge examines a steer at the 2020 Victoria Livestock Show.

Victoria Livestock Show officials say a former treasurer over the course of a year stole at least $139,819.58 in funds she was entrusted to manage.

At a Tuesday night meeting, about 50 livestock show officials gathered inside the Victoria Livestock Show Hall, sitting in socially-distanced seating to hear a presentation from the group’s current treasurer.

Jon Wilcox reports on courts for the Victoria Advocate. He may be reached or 361-580-6515.

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Jon covers crime, public safety and the courts at the Victoria Advocate. Born in Huntsville, Ala., he grew up in Atlanta, Ga. and obtained a bachelor's degree in journalism at Texas State University.

(5) comments

Barbara Hagel

She not only stole from the Livestock show but she stole from the kids who work long hours with their exhibits. WOW! What if the treasurer had not questioned the statements then this lady would have gotten away with it. She still should be prosecuted for something but she has a crooked attorney representing her.

Rick Dockery

So I can steal a car, drive it for a bit, cruise around, but if I return it all is good? What if she didn’t get caught? What were her intentions? I could see it if your young kid took a candy bar and you had them return it, but this is a grown adult and was entrusted with a ton of money. Crazy but typical

Alonzo Salazar

Lucky Mrs Hessler, she would be in big big trouble had she tried to pass a counterfeit 20 dollar bill.

Doug Hazlewood

Must be they say. Another odd example of 'Victoria, Tx 'justice.'

Mike Gomez

Nice, a $139,800 interest free loan. Smh

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