Ex-Treasurer of Excessive Faculty Soccer Booster Membership Accused of Theft – NBC 6 South Florida
A former high school soccer team booster club treasurer is accused of stealing around $ 43,000 from the group, sheriff officials said.
Elise Minzer, 46, was arrested Thursday and charged with fraud after investigators discovered evidence that she used the debit card for personal charges while she was treasurer of the Seminole High School football team from February 2019 to April, Tampa Bay reported Times.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s office said the detectives were made aware of the thefts when checks from booster clubs began to bounce off the sellers. A check of the club’s checking account revealed that there was a lack of funds.
An investigation revealed thousands of dollars that Minzer had charged the card, including more than 100 unauthorized transactions for items such as airline tickets, alcohol, car repairs, cable bills, car payments and tickets to the New Orleans Sugar Bowl, the sheriff’s office said With.
Officials said Minzer confessed to making unauthorized purchases. According to the sheriff’s office, she returned $ 21,000 to the account after complaining about broken checks. But the booster club still costs around $ 22,000, the newspaper reports.
At first it was not known whether Minzer has a lawyer who can speak for her.