Edmond Santa Fe Cheer Club President Accused Of Embezzlement

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 5:30 pm

By: News 9

An Edmond mom is accused of embezzling thousands of dollars from the Edmond Santa Fe Cheer Club.

Stacey Torre, 38, is the club's president. Police say she used most of the money for her own personal use and to also help advance her son's football career.

Her son is the starting quarterback for Edmond Santa Fe High School football team. News 9 just received the search warrant that was filed by Edmond police on Thursday, on the bank account Torre opened for the Edmond cheer booster club.

The DA's office will have to decide what charges, if any, will be filed against her. According to police records, Torre became the cheer booster club president last year and opened up a bank account in the club's name. Her name was the only one listed on the account.

She is accused of using a debit card to make payments to many places in the shopping strip near the apartment complex where she and her family live. They include expenditures to places like Louie's, the Donut Nest and several other fast food restaurants and stores.

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Torre is also accused of using that account to pay for athletic training for her son at Athletic Republic sports training facility in Edmond and to also pay for a trip to Arkansas.

Police recovered both bank and hotel records as well a tweet from Torre, confirming she indeed made the trip.

Police reports state The Santa Fe cheer booster club had raised more than $15,000 through various fundraisers and donations. However, one bank statement obtained showed a balance of less than $200 and also had multiple charges for non-sufficient funds,

Police state school officials grew suspicious when Torre did not provide proper paperwork to the school district so the club could get sanctioned. The club did not get sanctioned as a result. Instead, both the school and police started checking exactly what Torre did with the booster club funds.

The search warrant claims Torre first claimed her bank card was stolen and that many of the charges were fraudulent. And that later Torre said the card was accidentally used by both her and her daughter.

Torre's attorney sent us a statement Thursday afternoon, saying this is all a terrible misunderstanding and that they are confident it will be resolved in a manner favorable to all parties.

Calls made to Torre went unanswered and not returned.


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