Preliminary Hearing Scheduled In Booster Club Theft Case

courthouse electionA preliminary hearing has been scheduled for next month in the theft case involving the Mercer County Athletic Booster Club. 39-year-old Chastity Jackson waived her arraignment today in Mercer County Circuit Court with a preliminary hearing set for December 3rd. She was indicted by a Mercer County Grand Jury last month and is facing Class 2 and Class 3 felony counts of theft. The Aledo woman is accused of gaining unauthorized control of between $500 and $10,000 in booster club money for her own personal use. Jackson is free on $50,000 bond. She is no longer associated with the booster club. The investigation spans from July of 2012 to May of 2013.