Former County treasurer pleads guilty to charges

Former Young County Treasurer Kathy Henderson Mishler pleaded guilty to charges stemming from her alleged personal use of County credit cards last week, the District Attorney’s Office said.

Ms. Mischler, 71, of Graham pled guilty to theft of property of $750 or more but less than $2,500, and was sentenced to two years of community supervision, District Attorney Dee Peavy said in a statement. Ms. Mischler also was ordered to pay $500 in fines and court costs, the district attorney said.

The former county treasurer was indicted by a grand jury for abuse of her official capacity in office between January 2016 to April 2023, for allegedly misusing government property in the form of credit cards when she worked as the administrative assistant for Stephens and Young Counties Juvenile Probation Department and as Treasurer, the indictment said.

According to the indictment, Ms. Mishler spent between $2,500 and $30,000 on personal items.

Ms. Mischler ran unopposed for County Treasurer last year and was serving her first term when she was arrested on Aug. 22. She was released the same day on a $2,500 bond.

The Commissioners appointed former Young County Republican Party Chairman Kyle Milam to replace her on July 31.