Casper Woman Charged With Stealing From Nonprofit Set To Change Plea On Friday
A former officer of a Casper nonprofit organization charged stealing $52,000 from it will change her previous not guilty plea during a hearing in Natrona County District Court on Friday, according to court records.
Carrie Good's trial on one count of grand larceny was set for April 10. If she had been convicted, she could have been sentenced to up to 10 years of imprisonment and paid a fine of up to $10,000.
Good has been free on $2,500 bond.
The single count of grand larceny 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 a center for addicts and families seeking relief and support in their day-to-day lives.
Good, who had a previous conviction of embezzlment, was the club’s office manager and treasurer.
Cantine fired Good on July 11 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.
Police detective Shannon Daley began reviewing the paperwork about Good’s purchases, as well as executing multiple search warrants for those transactions.
Good 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.
"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."