Caitlyn Tolliver Given Probation For Taking Money From Casper Youth Baseball
A former part-time office manager will avoid prison time, after she admitted that she took money from a nonprofit sports organization in Casper.
Caitlyn Tolliver was given a three-to-five year suspended prison sentence, with five years of probation, after she pleaded guilty to one charge of grand larceny.
The case began in April 2014, when Casper Youth Baseball began receiving reports that utility companies were threatening to cut off service, if their bills were not immediately paid.
After examining financial records, it was discovered that money was missing and Casper Police was called in to investigate.
Tolliver was working as a part-time bookkeeper and office manager from July 2013 through April 2014, and Police investigators say during that time, she converted more than $65,000 in Casper Youth Baseball funds for her own use.
Police findings showed that CYB's debit card was used and a majority of the signed receipts had Tolliver's name on them.
Investigators were also able to obtain some security camera video at locations were some of the purchases were made, and say the person in the video looked like Tolliver.
The debit charges were reviewed by each CYB board member individually.
All claimed no authorization was granted for the various purchases.
Police attempted to interview Tolliver regarding the case, but she declined.
Upon further investigation, both the prosecution and defense determined that she owes more than $35,000 in restitution.
Natrona County District Court Judge Catherine Wilking ordered that Tolliver must pay a minimum of $800 a month and also perform 200 hours of community service.
The original plea deal called for first time offender status, which means had she completed her probation, her guilty plea would have been cleared from her criminal record.
However, the condition was that she had to have restitution paid in full, before sentencing, and that didn't get done.