Friday, June 9, 2017
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Posted by Cindy Chadwick - (318) 681-0666
The former president of the Southwood High Robotics Booster Club was arrested for theft, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.
Amanda Farr, 36, of Shreveport, was arrested on Thursday after an audit by the Caddo Parish School Board and an investigation by Caddo Sheriff’s Detective Casey Jones confirmed $2,800 in missing funds. Suspicions about missing money was first brought to light by a teacher who notified the school principal.
Farr was in charge of money raised through student fees and fundraisers for the club. All of the money was deposited into her personal bank account against the school board policy. From December of 2016 through May of 2017, Farr used $2,800 in booster club funds for house payments, utility bills, and other personal expenses.
She was booked in at the Caddo Correctional Center for one count of felony theft.
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