Woman Charged With Stealing $50K From Nonprofit Tied to Kenneth Hill

From the Kingsport Times-News:
A Kingsport woman is accused of stealing nearly $50,000 from a Bristol-based non-profit, which funds a Bluff City Christian radio station and is directed by Kenneth C. Hill — the Tennessee Regulatory Authority director and father of local representatives Timothy and Matthew Hill.
An affidavit filed in Bristol General Sessions Court states Quyen Renee Quillin, 37, of 613 West Valley View Circle, Kingsport, was arrested Jan. 22 by Bristol, Tenn., Police. She was charged with theft of more than $10,000, booked into the Sullivan County jail and released after posting $3,000 bond.
“It’s a difficult thing, and it’s a very difficult and very sad thing for her,” Hill told the Times-News of the arrest, adding an investigation is continuing. BTPD Det. Brian Hess says Quillin had been an employee of Hill’s non-profit approximately four years, with AECC continuing to follow paper trails and suspecting the total theft could be close to $300,000.
Court records state Quillin was an employee of Hill’s Appalachian Education Commission Corporation, which broadcasts WHCB 91.5 Christian radio out of Bluff City, Tenn. Hill reportedly contacted investigators on Jan. 14, two months after attempting to obtain a loan for the ministry and being denied.
He reported that a subsequent check of records discovered Quillin, a bookkeeper and administrative assistance with his non-profit, had opened a joint American Express card on his account without permission. Hill told police Quillin had charged approximately $47,000 on the card and then paid it off with money from the Appalachian Education Commission Corporation, which is funded through donations from the public.

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  1. Elmer Gantry

    Christian radio ministry claims it lost thousands to bookkeeper
    http://www.tricities.com/news/local/article_dfa48a1c-6a68-11e2-8985-0019bb30f31a.html
    Quillin Criminal Complaint
    Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 5:18 pm
    http://www.tricities.com/pdf_cb6bed6c-6a61-11e2-9c88-001a4bcf6878.html
    “Christian radio minstry”? Federal records reveal the Appalachian Educational Communication Corporation as being an “educational” exempt organization:
    Guidestar.org – APPALACHIAN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATION CORP AKA AECC
    http://www2.guidestar.org/organizations/52-1221965/appalachian-educational-communication-corp.aspx
    FM Query Broadcast Station Search
    http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/fm-query-broadcast-station-search

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