Woman pleads guilty to stealing more than $70,000 from Lumberton Band Booster Club

Helen Cox pleaded guilty to second degree felony theft charges Monday morning in Judge Steve Thomas' court at the Hardin County Courthouse.

Investigators say she took more than $70,000 from the Lumberton Band Booster Club when she was treasurer and used it to gamble at casinos and on personal items at Walmart, Sam's Club and other stores.

Jury selection in the punishment phase is underway and testimony begins Wednesday.

She could face up to 20 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

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