Political Fundraiser Arrested for Theft in Kingsport

Report from Hank Hayes in the Kingsport Times-News:
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today arrested a Greeneville man for stealing money raised by his political action group in charge of organizing a GOP Presidential forum scheduled for October 2011 at the MeadowView Marriott in Kingsport.
The event was never held.
Fabian Farrell Story, 36, was indicted by the Washington County grand jury in November of 2012 on one count of theft over $10,000. Story was the executive director of the group called Conservatives on the Move, allegedly coordinating the political event.
The TBI says Story contacted Johnson City political activist, Phyllis White, on July 1, 2011, to help him raise money and organize the event. White raised approximately $30,000 and deposited it in a Washington County bank. The TBI investigation revealed that Story withdrew the money and it was not refunded to the donors.
Story was arrested by the TBI at the Rutherford County court house where he was appearing on a child support case. He was booked into the Rutherford County Jail on $10,000 bond and will be transported to the Washington County Jail tomorrow.

One thought on “Political Fundraiser Arrested for Theft in Kingsport

  1. Tami Kilmarx

    Tom, thanks for your article on this. Just got word from a friend from your end of the state who was ripped off by this con artist. He established himself here in the Nashville area a few years ago and proceeded to rip folks off up here too; our group included. We recouped our losses another route, which I won’t mention here. But a lot of folks were scammed big time. What a scumbag. Thanks for your reporting…always. I am a faithful follower.

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