OREGON – An Oregon woman charged with embezzling funds from an organization with ties to the Oregon School District was sentenced to 2 years of probation for misdemeanor theft and ordered to pay $4,596.66.
One count of felony theft was dismissed
Angela Burgett, 37, must pay the Oregon Boosters Club $3,482.66 in restitution in $100-a-month increments starting this month.
The remaining $1,114 is court costs and fees.
Burgett took money from the club to use for personal expenses from June of 2018 through April of 2019, while she was the club’s treasurer.
She was charged April 3, when discrepancies in the club’s accounts were reported to Oregon police, and she pleaded guilty Nov. 12 in Ogle County Court.
Burgett had been an administrative assistant in the Oregon School District’s main office since 2016; before that, she was a secretary at Oregon High School for 2 years.
Superintendent Tom Mahoney had said her job was unrelated to being treasurer of the boosters club, which operates independently from the school district.
It raises funds through different efforts, and then donates those funds to various school-related activities.