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Oregon woman charged with embezzling club funds

An Oregon woman was arrested last week for embezzling funds from an organization with ties to the Oregon School District.

Angela Burgett, 37, was charged April 3 with theft over $500, a Class 3 felony.

She is accused of using funds from the Oregon Boosters Club for personal expenses from June of 2018 through April of 2019, while she was the club’s treasurer.

According to a press release from Oregon Police Chief Darin DeHaan, discrepancies in the club’s accounts were reported to police on April 3.

DeHaan said Monday that the investigation is ongoing, and he has not yet determined how much money was taken because he is awaiting additional bank records.

“It appears to be several thousand dollars,” he said.

Burgett is employed as an administrative assistant in the Oregon School District’s main office, a position she has held since 2016. Prior to that she was a secretary at Oregon High School for two years.

Superintendent Tom Mahoney said she has been placed on unpaid leave and an investigation is ongoing within the school district.

He said her job is unrelated to being treasurer of the boosters club.

The club operates independently from the school district. It raises funds through different efforts, and then donates those funds to various school-related activities.

Burgett appeared in court on April 4 and was given a $10,000 recognizance bond. She is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on April 24.