Woodry pleads guilty of robbing Band Boosters
By Pat Maurer
Carolyn Lee Woodry, 52, who was a member of the Harrison Band Boosters, was scheduled to be sentenced for embezzling funds from the organization October 1, but the matter was adjourned until October 15 at 9:05 a.m., Clare County Prosecutor Michelle Ambrozaitis reported Tuesday.
Woodry pled guilty one count of embezzlement from a charitable organization of more than $1,000 and less than $20,000 on September 4.
Sheriff John Wilson said last April that he believed about $14 to $15,000 was missing from the Boosters’ funds. The missing funds were reported to the Harrison School Liaison Officer and subsequently turned over to the Clare County Sheriff’s Department’s Detective Division. Detective Sgt. Mike Coon handled the investigation.
The Prosecutor’s office said earlier that the funds were allegedly taken between September, 2011 and April 20th.
Woodry was arraigned in 80th District Court April 20.
The Harrison Band Boosters is a non-profit organization, separate from the schools, that raises funds for uniforms, music, field trips and equipment for the school bands.