School Board Member Resigns Following Target Shoplifting Charges

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COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. (WMC) – Collierville School Board Member Keri Blair resigned Tuesday, citing “personal, family reasons,” according to the school board.

This comes after she was arrested and charged Friday, January 5, on seven counts of property theft from the Collierville Target, according to the Collierville Police Department.

Police say Blair is accused of stealing from the popular retailer on the following dates:

  • November 25
  • November 30
  • December 3
  • December 6
  • December 13
  • December 18
  • December 20

Blair is currently free on a $7,500 bond.

According to Collierville police, Blair stole merchandise by “skip scanning” items at the self-checkout.

The total value of the merchandise stolen was $728.61.

Keri Blair
Keri Blair(Collierville School Board)

The Collierville School Board says she was serving her first term upon her resignation, having been elected to School Board Position 4 in November 2022.

“Chairman [Wright] Cox wishes to express his thanks for Ms. Blair’s service to the community and her commitment to public education in Collierville,” the school board said in a statement Wednesday. The announcement of Blair’s resignation made no mention of her charges.

Blair’s replacement will be appointed by the Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen.


The appointed board member will serve in the position until the next municipal election on November 5, 2024.


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