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A treasurer stole money from extracurricular accounts at Barker Middle School in Michigan, IN.
Amanda Day was extracurricular treasurer at Barker and was responsible for the accounting and depositing of money generated from event ticket sales, concessions sales, field trips, fundraisers, etc.
An internal review by Michigan City Area Schools estimated she stole $7,182.84 by not depositing money into the school’s account. “The matter was promptly reported to police and state auditors,” said Betsy Kohn, director of communications for MCAS.
Originally Day was ordered to repay $2,773 in restitution ( school’s insurance company reimbursed the district for $4,409.84 of the loss). However, an audit conducted by the State Board of Accounts determined Day stole more money than originally believed. It says she owes $3,585 in undeposited collections from textbook rental, yearbook sales, lost book fines, broken equipment, uniforms. And $1,482 in undeposited event ticket sales and $1,223 in missing concessions sales. In addition, the state agency wants her to reimburse it for $4,115 – the cost of its follow-up investigation.
If the Indiana Prosecutor”s office agrees with the board’s findings, Day will have to pay $10,406 to rectify the matter. Day is currently serving 18 months on probation, another condition of her plea agreement.