The Kent County Sheriff’s Department announced the arrest Thursday of a Kenowa Hills Instrumental Music Boosters board member. The group’s Web site lists its treasurer as Robyn Heintz, 40, who also was booked into the Kent County Jail on Thursday on charges of embezzling more than$20,000.
Heintz was released from jail on $10,000 bond.
The sheriff’s department said that on May 2 it was contacted by booster club members with a fraud complaint. They said there had been several suspicious charges and withdrawals on the club’s bank account dating back several months.
Investigators reviewed financial documents and bank statements and uncovered hundreds of unauthorized charges and cash withdrawals spanning several years and totaling more than $100,000.
Investigators said they identified the club board member with access to the account, interviewed her, she confessed to being involved in the theft and was charged with embezzlement by the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office.
The incident remains under investigation by the Kent County Sheriff’s Department.