Husband And Wife Are Indicted For Stealing $200,000 From A High School Booster Club
Husband Is Facing Additional Charges for Obtaining Fraudulent COVID-19 Relief Loans and Using A Portion of the Funds to Cover Up the Theft
CHARLOTTE, N.C (STL.News) The president of a Charlotte high school Booster Club and his wife have been indicted on federal charges for stealing more than $200,000 from the organization. The husband is also charged with fraudulently obtaining over $236,000 in COVID-19 relief funds to cover up the theft, announced William T. Stetzer, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.
Robert R. Wells, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Charlotte Division, Tommy D. Coke, Inspector in Charge of the Atlanta Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) which oversees Charlotte, and Mona Passmore, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division, Charlotte Field Office (IRS-CI) join Acting U.S. Attorney Stetzer in making today’s announcement.
According to allegations contained in the eight-count indictment, between 2017 and June 2020, Anthony Sharper, 39, and Deana Sharper, 45, both of Charlotte, executed a scheme to defraud and embezzle at least $200,000 from a Charlotte-area high school Athletic Booster Club by writing checks to themselves for purported reimbursement, wiring funds directly to their personal bank account, and using the Booster Club’s debit cards and credit card to pay for personal expenditures.