Former Miss Florida Gone Wild...As a Defrauder!

David A. Szwak

Former Miss Florida Gone Wild...As a Defrauder!

Postby David A. Szwak » Tue Jan 03, 2006 6:27 pm


Published: December 22, 2005 12:00 am

Former Mrs. Florida jailed on organized fraud and grand theft charges

Susan K. Lamb, Democrat Managing Editor
Suwannee Democrat

Former Suwannee County Personnel Director Luann Mixon has been jailed in
Shelby County, Alabama on a fugitive warrant from Suwannee County on charges
of organized fraud and grand theft.

No county funds are involved in the charges.

Luann Moody Mixon was arrested in Shelby County, Alabama on a fugitive
warrant and placed in the Shelby County Jail where she is being held without
bond, according to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office. Local authorities are
working to have her brought back to Suwannee County to face the two counts
but must go through the court system to have her extradited unless she
agrees to wave that process and return.

According to Suwannee County Clerk of Court records, the charges stem from
incidents that took place between Dec. 15, 2001 and Dec. 31, 2004 when Mixon
lived in Suwannee County where she is alleged to have unlawfully and/or
knowingly obtained or tried to obtain money, credit cards and student loans
and the property of her father-in-law, Earl Mixon and/or her husband, Keith

Court records indicate the amount of money involved is $150,000 or more.

The court record states that Luann Mixon is charged with obtaining cash,
credit cards and or student loans by systematic conduct with intent to
defraud the two men and credit card companies and corporations. Among those
listed as victims are Earl Mixon, Keith Mixon, Kenith Burdett, The Education
Resource Institute (AKA TERI), Capital One Bank, Chase Manhattan Bank USA,
Providence Bank, Household Bank, First Premier Bank, Charter One Bank,
General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC) and American Student Loan

Court records indicate Mixon obtained property from the people, banks and
corporations by "false or fraudulent pretenses, representations or promises
or willful misrepresentation."

The case is being prosecuted by the Third Circuit State Attorney's Office.
Special Prosecutions Chief Ernie Page is handling the case. Page said he's
not sure when Mixon will be returned to Florida and Suwannee County.

Mixon left her job as personnel director last year abruptly after 12 years,
citing personal reasons. In 1996, she sought the honor and was named Mrs.
Florida 1996.

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