Woman charged with stealing from Union Pines High band boosters
Posted September 11, 2013
Cameron, N.C. — The former treasurer of a Moore County high school's band booster club was charged Wednesday with stealing $32,000 from the group, authorities said.
Donna Elaine Faulkner, 45, of 211 Tree Top Lane in West End, was charged with embezzlement. Faulkner served as treasurer of the Union Pines High School Band Boosters from at least 2006 through last year, according to various cached Web pages.
Moore County Schools officials said in a statement that the district's finance office became aware of a shortage in the booster club's account in April and referred the matter to the district's police for investigation.
The missing money included revenue from fundraisers conducted by the booster club and money collected from students for a band field trip, officials said. The money has since been repaid, they said.
The district is now working with Moore County schools to establish processes for their booster clubs to ensure appropriate financial oversight and accounting practices, officials said.