According to reports, from the summer of 2019 through the end of 2022, a 55-year-old woman was the treasurer of the United Music Boosters Club.
For many years, a total of 134 students raised and saved funds intended to pay for a trip to be taken in 2023.
In December 2022, just before the treasurer left her position, it was noticed that tens of thousands of dollars were missing from the account.
The situation was reported to the Pennsylvania State Police Troop A – Indiana, and they began to investigate the claim.
According to reports, the police believed the former treasurer was the culprit. They allegedly discovered checks made out in her name, but not documented in the records. The address on the checks was also reportedly changed from the address of the United Music Boosters Club to an unknown address. Additional money was withdrawn from the club’s bank account through the ATM.
The authorities claimed the money was used for purchases at merchants, and that the purchases were not related to the students or the booster club.
Surveillance video was reviewed by the police, and they asserted that they had proof that the former treasurer stole the money.
The woman was taken into custody and booked into the Indiana County Jail. She is facing charges on suspicion of felony theft by unlawful taking, felony theft by deception, felony theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received, and felony receiving stolen property.
The suspect is being held on a $100,000 cash bond.
It was reported that $50,000 was taken from the club.
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