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Treasurer arrested, accused of stealing nearly $20,000 from a football booster club in Arlington, TX.
Shelly Marie Dwyer, 48, was arrested on charges of stealing from the Lamar booster club’s bank account.
Board members learned that taxes for two quarters last year had not been paid by Dwyer, who took over as a treasurer in March 2017. An internal audit later showed that $19,077.59 was missing from the account.
Arlington police were called to investigate missing funds from tips, concession sales, and more from the booster club, known as the Viking Club. Bryan Huggins, vice president of the club, told police they should have had around $10,000 in the account and instead had just $1,700. He also “found suspicious activity, specifically unauthorized debit card use and cash withdrawal without a redeposit.”
Bank records showed the debit card charges from American Airlines, Arlington Water Utilities, Sprint Wireless and the North Texas Humane Society. None of the businesses are associated with the Viking Club.
After board members asked Dwyer for financial records, she “admitted to the group that she had taken cash deposits and kept them for personal use.” Dwyer was arrested on a felony theft charge. Bond was set at $3,500.