GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—A woman accused of embezzling nearly $100,000 from a high school athletics booster club plead guilty today in court.
Carrie Fisher, who was appointed treasurer of the Lowell Athletic Boosters in July of 2008, is said to have embezzled $98,588.70 over a three-year period. Prosecutors say she forged the name of the president of Lowell Athletic Boosters on the checks, Doris Drain, which she signed using Drain's name in order to keep bank employees from growing suspicious of the checks.
In the probable cause affadavit issued by the 63rd District Court, Grand Rapids, it says the checks memo areas were filled out to say the funds were for sales tax payments. The checks were either filled out to Fisher herself, or her company, Curtis Accounting.
Fisher plead guilty this afternoon to embezzlement of $50,000 - $100,000, and using a computer to commit a crime. Forgery charges against Fisher were dismissed.
Sentencing is scheduled for December 13 at 2:00 p.m.