A 47-year-old Kelowna woman has been charged with theft, fraud and forging documents after nearly $23,000 went missing from the Okanagan Mission Secondary school band parents’ program fundraising account in 2010/11.
School staff noticed the money had gone missing when efforts to review the fund turned up unauthorized activity in the account.
The discrepancy prompted a call to police on Feb. 15, 2012, and the investigation revealed that 37 cheques had been forged between May 2010 and August 2011 with a total loss of $22,894.12 from the account.
The former treasurer of the band parents’ program fundraising account, Elizabeth Sherwood, was identified as a suspect early in the course of the investigation.
She has been charged with theft over $5000, forging documents and fraud over $5000. She is scheduled to appear in Court on May 12th, 2013.