Goose Creek Booster Club fund missing $84,000

File/Brad Nettles/Staff The treasurer for Goose Creek High School’s athletic booster club says she discovered about $84,000 missing from the club’s fund after taking over the account from a previous treasurer.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after about $84,000 was reported missing from the Goose Creek High School Booster Club fund.

According to an incident report, Principal Jimmy Huskey told a sheriff’s deputy on Oct. 12 that the new treasurer of the athletic booster club noticed some discrepancies after taking over the club’s account and going through a box of receipts. The names of the previous and current treasurers have been redacted from the incident report.

The officer contacted the new treasurer, who said the account “was supposed to have around $99,000 in it and it was found to only have $5,900 in it,” according to the report. The new treasurer also said that the missing funds came out to “approximately $84,100,” according to the report.

The treasurer told the officer she had contacted the previous treasurer “to see if she knew where the other paperwork might be,” according to the report, and the previous treasurer told her it might be on a thumb drive that she used as a ledger. Afterward, the previous treasurer “became a little more difficult to contact,” so the new treasurer brought the issue to school administrators’ attention.

A Sheriff’s Office spokesman said the agency is investigating the case and is currently awaiting results from a forensic accountant.

Berkeley County School District spokeswoman Katie Orvin said the district also received a report about the missing funds.

“BCSD is conducting a formal investigation based on the report received and will take appropriate action if necessary,” Orvin said.

Reach Paul Bowers at (843) 937-5546 or twitter.com/paul_bowers.

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