A former treasurer accused of stealing money collected for school band trip in Virginia
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West Rowan Middle School Booster band was practicing for months for a big competition in Williamsburg, Virginia. Just as the group was about to pay for the trip last month, it noticed that the money in its account was gone.
Parent and former band treasurer Chantel Racquelle is accused of taking $14,000 within 6 months. She is also accused of using the band’s debit card to make purchases at retail stores and restaurants like Hendrix BBQ.
Now band is collecting money for the trip through GoFundMe platform with a hope to take the center stage in VA.
“Our main goal has been to protect these kids at all costs,” Amy Mitchell, the vice president of the booster club, said. “Any of the kids that are in the band. They did not do this.It’s not fair for them to be punished by a decision an adult decided to do.”