Judge finds former band booster pres. guilty of theft
NANCY POWELL ¦ Staff Writer
(Feb. 15, 2013) The former president of the Pocomoke City Band Boosters will be sentenced for taking money from the organization.
Tracey Whittington Colbert, 39, of Crisfield was found guilty Feb. 11, in Circuit Court in Snow Hill of theft from $1,000 to $10,000, forgery and counterfeiting private documents and issuing a false document. The judge ordered a pre-sentence investigation.
Colbert was arrested last fall after detectives with the Worcester County Bureau of Investigation met with representatives of Pocomoke High School and the Worcester County Board of Education about the thefts.
Members of the Board of Education told detectives that Colbert had been using the organization’s funds for her own benefit.
The investigation revealed that between August and October 2012 Colbert not only forged other boosters’ signatures on checks, but also stole approximately $2,271 from the accounts of the band boosters.
She was found not guilty of engaging in a scheme to steal $1,000 to less than $10,000 and two additional charges each of issuing a false document and forgery counterfeiting private documents.
A date for the sentencing has not been set.