FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 24, 2017
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Mike Lewis (334) 353-2199
Alabama Attorney General
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AG STRANGE ANNOUNCES ARREST OF FORMER DIRECTOR OF CENTRAL
ALABAMA AGING CONSORTIUM ON THEFT AND ETHICS CHARGES
(MONTGOMERY)–Attorney General Luther Strange announced the arrest
yesterday of Catherine Stansell Rolison, a former director of the Central Alabama Aging
Consortium in Montgomery, for felony theft and ethics charges. Rolison, 62, now a
resident of Clayton, North Carolina, surrendered at the Montgomery County Detention
Facility and was released on $10,000 bond.
Attorney General Strange’s Special Prosecutions Division presented evidence to
a Montgomery County grand jury, resulting in Rolison’s indictment* on December 9, 2016. Specifically, the indictment charges Rolison with first-degree theft of more than
$2,500 by purchasing tangible goods with the Consortium’s credit card accounts and/or
currency, and with intentionally using her public position for personal gain of tangible
goods purchased with the Consortium’s credit card accounts and/or currency.
No further information about the investigation or about Rolison’s alleged crimes
other than that stated in the indictment may be released at this time.
If convicted, Rolison faces a maximum penalty of two to 20 years for each of the
charges, which are class B felonies.Attorney General Strange commended Assistant Attorney General Kyle Beckman and Special Agents of his Special Prosecutions Division, and thanked Special
Agents of the Alabama Ethics Commission.
*An indictment is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
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