Former Casper Youth Baseball Office Manager Indicted for Stealing More Than $65,000
A former part-time office manager for the nonprofit Casper Youth Baseball was arrested and charged for stealing more than $65,000 from the organization, according to court records.
Caitlyn Tolliver, 25, made her initial appearance to hear the one count of grand larceny read in Natrona County Circuit Court.
Her bond was set at $3,000 cash or surety.
Within several weeks, Tolliver will have a preliminary hearing to determine whether her case will be bound over to district court for trial. If convicted, she could spend up to 10 years behind bars.
According to the final police affidavit filed with circuit court last week, Tolliver converted a total of $65,246.76 for her personal use: $34,829.38 for unauthorized debit card purchases; $1,785.96 in salary overpayments; $350.00 in unauthorized checks; and $28,281.42 in missing registration fees.
However, this $65,246.76 does not include an unknown amount for uncashed or undeposited sponsorships, fundraising "HomeRun Cards" paid for in cash, or other funds not deposited on behalf of Casper Youth Baseball, according to affidavit.
The case began last April when CYB board member Cindy Garvin began receiving reports that utility companies were threatening to cut off service if their bills were not immediately paid, according to court records.
A Casper police officer obtained reports from the organization and contacted Garvin in July.
She told the officer that CYB had hired Tolliver as a part-time bookkeeper and office manager in July 2013.
Tolliver's jobs included general office duties, collecting payments and depositing them in CYB’s account at Hilltop National Bank.
The organization had a policy that all checks had to be signed by a board member.
The employee was not issued a debit or credit card and was not authorized to make any charges not approved by the board of directors.
Her salary was $24,000 a year.
Earlier in the year, Garvin had reported to the CYB’s board of directors that the organization’s balance at Hilltop National Bank should be at least $100,000, but as of April 19, 2014 it was about $52,000.
That was the date that CYB fired Tolliver.
Casper police requested and executed dozens of search warrants at financial institutions and businesses to track the financial transactions.
Their findings showed that CYB's debit card was used and a majority of the signed receipts had Tolliver's name on them.
Investigators were also able to obtain some security camera video at locations were some of the purchases were made, and say the person in the video looked like Tolliver.
The debit charges were reviewed by each CYB board member individually.
All claimed no authorization was granted for the various purchases.
Police attempted to interview Tolliver regarding the case, but she declined.