Casper Woman Charged With Embezzling $53,000 From 12-24 Club
A Casper woman is free on bond after being charged with embezzling nearly $53,000 from the nonprofit 12-24 Club, according to court records.
Carrie Good is charged with one count of grand theft, which is punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment, a $10,000 fine, or both.
She heard the charge during an initial appearance in Natrona County Circuit Court, and her bond was set at $2,500. She will have a preliminary hearing within a few weeks to determine whether her case should be bound over to Natrona County District Court for trial.
That one count, however, is the sum of nearly 300 bank transactions and unauthorized uses of credit and debit cards, according to the police affidavit filed with Natrona County Circuit Court.
The case began July 13 when the 12-24 Club's executive director Dan Cantine reported an embezzlement to the Casper Police Department. The Club is center for addicts and families seeking relief and support in their day-to-day lives.
Good was the club's office manager and treasurer.
Cantine fired Good two days earlier after finding she made personal purchases on the club's debit card. Good said she would pay the money back, but Cantine didn't want it because he didn't know what else she may have done.
After her termination, Good said she had Cantine's permission to repay some of her purchases, but Cantine denied that.
Besides Good, police detective Shannon Daley interviewed her husband, who said they had separate checking accounts because of her previous conviction for embezzlement.
Police began reviewing the paperwork about Good's purchases, as well as executing multiple search warrants for those transactions.
She made unauthorized purchases for a chiropractor, meals, groceries, ebooks, fuel, personal bills, tickets, hotels, fabric stores, furniture, cigarettes, toys, clothing, crafts, personal hygiene, pet fish supplies, computer accessories, makeup, and an Easter basket.
Daley also reviewed the 12-24 Club's Quickbooks software and found instances where transaction date entries were different from the actual transaction dates, where the person or business that was paid was not the true transaction recipient, and other manipulation of data.
Police also learned of deposit slip variations, where the bank-posted slips were a lesser dollar amount that the carbon copy found at the office.
There also was a Sam's Club card that Good used to make $20,000 worth of unauthorized charges.
"Good used 12-24 Club funds and converted them to her personal use via unauthorized debit and credit transactions and manipulation of deposit slips totaling at least $52,713.06 (dates 12/12/2013-7/8/2016," Daley wrote. "Good intentionally attempted to conceal the transaction by manipulating the Quickbooks accounting data for which she was responsible for entering."