High school club under scrutiny for missing money

Sunday Times Newspapers

RIVERVIEW – A club at Riverview Community High School is under scrutiny after a member allegedly embezzled an unknown sum of money.

An unnamed member of the school’s football booster club is allegedly responsible.

Police and school officials have not disclosed the sum and published reports indicate that no other club or person is under investigation.

A warrant request was submitted to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office Jan. 3.

The incident allegedly took place during the 2011 football season.

Maria Miller, spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office, said a decision on the warrant would take about three weeks.

The district has seen similar incidents in the past.

In 2009, former high school Assistant Principal Lisa Zoltowski was charged with one count of embezzlement after allegedly stealing more than $7,000 from parking pass accounts during the school years covering 2005 to 2007. She resigned during the investigation and entered into the prosecutor’s diversion program, under which she was ordered to repay the money and was eligible to have her record expunged but avoided jail time.

Riverview Community Schools Supt. Dennis Desmarais did not return multiple phone calls regarding the allegations by press time.