The former Arts Council of the Brazos Valley chief executive Sylvia McMullen, accused of credit card abuse charges, has been indicted by a Brazos County district court grand jury on those very charges.
Online records show McMullen was booked into the Brazos County jail Tuesday and was released after posting bonds totaling ten thousand dollars.
The direct indictment does not disclose how many transactions or the total amount McMullen is accused of charging on an ACBV credit card. The indictment says McMullen made transactions on a card that was not issued to her, and without the Arts Council’s consent, on December 22 and December 28, 2018.
In January, McMullen told WTAW News in College Station that over the holidays, she used an ACBV credit card for a total of almost seven hundred dollars. After that, McMullen said she gave a check to the deputy director to cover the charges and notified the arts council board president and treasurer. The Arts Council also told WTAW News in Janurary that the agency informed College Station police of its findings and hired a forensic accountant to perform a more complete audit.
McMullen led Arts Council of the Brazos Valley for about three months, being introduced in October of 2018. The council continues its search for its third chief executive since last summer.