Kelsey Ketron, daughter of Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron, reportedly resigned as a member of the Tennessee Republican Party Executive Committee Tuesday.
This, according to the Murfreesboro-based DJN.com, which also reported Kelsey Ketron was in her second term representing District 13 on the committee.
“Her resignation letter was confirmed by Michael Sullivan, executive director of the Tennessee Republican Party. The letter was short, with Ketron saying it was an honor to serve the Republican party for the past five years, and that’s she is resigning from her position on the state executive committee,” DNJ.com reported.
“Ketron didn’t give a reason for resigning, Sullivan said. The state GOP declined to release Ketron’s resignation letter, citing a policy of not releasing internal party documents.”
As reported this month, Kelsey Ketron was reportedly accused of fraudulent practices at her Murfreesboro-based insurance company. Kelsey Ketron serves as vice president of Universal International Insurance agency. Bill Ketron owns the agency and is its president.
According to NewsChannel 5, clients allegedly paid Kelsey Ketron for insurance policies, but they never got the coverage for which they paid.
This week DNJ.com quoted Bill Ketron, who said Kelsey Ketron has taken a leave of absence from running the insurance company.
“I am confident that any outstanding issues will be resolved and that our company will continue to grow in its service to our customers, as it has for five decades,” the website quoted Bill Ketron said.
“(Kelsey) has been an important part of the team to help manage our business as its Vice President and acting CFO, all these responsibilities having many complexities.”
According to the Murfreesboro-based DNJ.com, Kelsey Ketron faces a fraud by insurance company police investigation.
Last week Murfreesboro Police administered a search warrant at Universal International Insurance.
Murfreesboro Police spokesman Larry Flowers told The Tennessee Star little, other than the warrant was related to an ongoing investigation pertaining to Kelsey Ketron.
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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star. Follow Chris on Facebook. Email tips to [email protected]
Photo “Kelsey Ketron” by Kelsey Ketron. Background Photo “Tennessee Capital” by Kayfishup. CC BY-SA 3.0.