91-year-old mayor pleads guilty to stealing more than $200,000

River Falls, AL (WSFA) – A 91-year-old south Alabama mayor has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $200,000 from the city she leads.

River Falls Mayor Mary Hixon has been in office for more than 30-years.

Hixon resigned as mayor and was sentenced to five years in prison, though that prison time was suspended because she cooperated with the investigation and because of her age.

She is required to pay back the stolen funds.

Her estate will remain responsible should she die before the refund is made in full.