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Former coach stole money, report shows
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A woman who once served as a color guard instructor at Warren County High School was responsible for using more than $3,400 in Band Booster Club funds for her personal benefit, according to a recent report from the Comptroller of the Treasury’s Division of Municipal Audit.The former coach, Jennifer Fisher, was indicted last month by the Warren County grand jury on one count of theft over $1,000.In all, the report found more than $23,000 in Band Booster Club money was unaccounted for, although only $3,465 could be traced directly to Fisher.According to court records, Fisher will be arraigned in August. WCHS band director Duane Farnham and former Director of Schools Dr. Jerry Hale are both on the witness list.The auditor’s report noted that between Aug. 25, 2009 and July 31, 2010 the former color guard instructor either disbursed or withdrew $3,465 from a Band Booster Club bank account for her personal benefit. These transactions included 15 ATM withdrawals totaling $2,340, a cash withdrawal from a bank branch for $500, and 13 debit card transactions totaling $625.