|For Immediate Release
February 7, 2007
Susan Kang Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
BOOSTER CLUB TREASURER SENTENCED
FOR EMBEZZLING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS
FROM HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES
WESTMINSTER – The treasurer of the Cypress High School Athletic Boosters Club pleaded guilty today to stealing over $11,700 from the club bank account. Peggy Lou Shaw, 45, Cypress, was convicted of one count of grand theft by embezzlement and was sentenced to ten months in jail, three years probation, and was ordered to pay $11,706.23 in restitution. She is also restricted from attending any Cypress High School athletic functions. Shaw is scheduled to begin serving her sentence on May 9, 2007.
Between May and June of 2006, Shaw wrote checks made out to herself or to “cash” from the Boosters Club account and cashed them or deposited them into her personal account. Athletic Boosters Clubs raise and spend money to support high school athletes. Shaw wrote 15 checks totaling over $11,700 and used the money for personal gain.
Deputy District Attorney Joe Dane prosecuted this case.