Several people are accused of fraudulently taking money from Corning Incorporated in Christiansburg and its foundation. The trio, indicted this week by a Giles County grand jury, includes two Giles County school employees.
The three charged were:Bruce Frazier of Pearisburg - head baseball coach at Giles High School
Kimberly C. Tilley of Pearisburg - a bookkeeper with the school system
Yvonne Marshall Adkins of Christiansburg - a Corning employee
The three involved are not accused of keeping the money for themselves. They're accused of fraudulently obtaining and keeping it for Giles County school sports that they're linked to.
They're charged with conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretense, two felony counts for each.
A source close to the case tells News7 the trio allegedly took $10,000 over a four-year period.
Here's how our source says it worked:
About eight Corning employees made a donation to Giles High Baseball, and the Corning foundation would match that donation amount. However, only the Corning money would be kept and the original donation was sent back to the Corning employee.
Tilley apparently had a link to the cheerleading program, and our source says she allegedly did the same with that.
School Superintendent Terry Arbogast says he can't comment on the employment status of Frazier or Tilley because it's a personnel matter. The investigation began in August after a school audit. Arbogast says the Giles County school system reimbursed the Corning foundation about a month ago.