A woman accused of stealing more than $70,000 from the Lumberton High School band
booster club has pleaded guilty. Helen Cox appeared in front of Judge Steve Thomas at the
Hardin County Courthouse this morning. Investigators say Cox took the money and
used it at casinos and at several stores for personal use. She faces up to 20 years in prison
and a $10,000 fine. The punishment phase begins Wednesday.