A couple has been indicted for stealing $200,000 from a Charlotte booster club. Anthony Sharper was the president of the South Mecklenburg High School Athletic Booster Club. He and his wife Deana have been also been charged with fraudulently obtaining $236,000 to cover up their theft.
Sharper resigned from his position and that is when booster board members discovered irregular transactions on the books. The alleged scheme has been going on since 2017. The couple allegedly wrote checks to themselves, transferred funds to their personal bank accounts, and used booster club credit cards for personal transactions. These personal transactions include more than $8,000 in dining, $4,000 on travel, and $6,000 on personal shopping.
The couple faces multiple charges with large fines up to $1 million and jail time.