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Banks volunteer accused of stealing sports program funds

Washington County Sheriff's detectives have arrested a Banks High School volunteer for theft of school funds. The money was supposed to be used to support school programs.

On Jan. 22, Banks High School administrators called the Sheriff's Office to report a possible theft that occurred on school property, according to Sgt. Bob Ray. The deputy learned that administrators were viewing surveillance video for an unrelated matter when they saw what appeared to be Cindy Schorn, 53, from Banks, stealing money.

Schorn has been a volunteer with the school district for eight years and one of her responsibilities was to collect the money for entry to basketball games. She would sit at a table in the hallway with a cash box while accepting the entry fees.

"It appeared that while Ms. Schorn was selling tickets to a basketball game, she took money out of the cash box and then placed the money into her pants pocket," Ray said. "This was observed on video on two occasions at two different basketball games by the administration."

Banks School District officials fully cooperated with the investigation. The deputy contacted the Washington County Property Crimes Detectives to assist with the case. Sheriff's Detectives used enhanced surveillance capabilities, and on a third occasion, observed Schorn take money out of the cash box and place the money in her pocket.

Schorn was issued a criminal citation of arrest May 13 for three counts of Third Degree Theft. She is scheduled to appear in Washington County Circuit Court on June 12 at 8:30 a.m.




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