Casper Youth Baseball Thief Arrested For Probation Violations
The woman who stole more than $65,000 from a nonprofit sports group two years ago was arrested this week for violating her probation, according to court records.
Caitlyn Tolliver was sentenced to a three-to-five year suspended prison sentence with five years of probation on Aug. 26, 2015, after pleading guilty to one count of grand larceny.
But as of Wednesday, she violated four of the requirements of her judgment and probation sentence, according to the petition for probation revocation and the accompanying affidavit:
- She didn't begin a cognitive thinking class.
- She has failed to make payments of $900 a month.
- She admited she completed only 60 hours of 200 hours of community service, didn't provide documentation of hours completed, and had not performed any community service since Dec. 1.
- She provided a breathalyzer test that showed she had a blood alcohol content of .051 percent. "It should be noted said Defendant drove to the Probation and Parole office with her son in the vehicle."
The bench warrant for her arrest, signed Friday by Natrona County District Court Judge Catherine Wilking, says she will have a bond hearing on the court's next business day, which would be Monday.
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.
CYB board members reviewed their financial records, found money was missing, and notified police.
Police findings showed that CYB’s debit card was used and a majority of the signed receipts had Tolliver’s name on them.
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.
According to court records, Tolliver converted a total of $65,246.76 for her personal use: $34,829.38 for unauthorized debit card purchases; $1,785.96 in salary overpayments; $350.00 in unauthorized checks; and $28,281.42 in missing registration fees.
However, this $65,246.76 does not include an unknown amount for uncashed or undeposited sponsorships, fundraising “HomeRun Cards” paid for in cash, or other funds not deposited on behalf of Casper Youth Baseball, according to affidavit.
Upon further investigation, both the prosecution and defense determined that she owes more than $35,000 in restitution.