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Booster parent arrested for taking money from club

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By: Hannah Paczkowski
hpaczkowski@klkntv.com

More than $14 thousand is missing from the Southwest High School Booster Club. That's money that could have gone to update lockers, classroom materials, to groups and sports teams.

"I think of the two classes that have graduated since now, and the lost opportunities for those kids," principal Hugh McDermott said.

Police arrested 47-year-old Amy Luebbe Tuesday morning. She's charged with felony theft by unlawful taking. Police said Luebbe took the money while serving as the club's assistant booster store manager, from 2011 to 2013.

Police say Luebbe took money from SCRIP cards. When someone uses one of those cards, vendors of the booster store provide a percentage of that sale back to the school.

"Unfortunately she had created some incorrect tracking and paperwork related to the purchase of those SCRIP cards," booster president Jodi Rowlett.

Police also believe Luebbe might've taken some petty cash as well, but that's a little harder to track.

Rowlett began this investigation last fall. Now, she said she's disappointed.

"You work with a lot of great volunteers and you trust that they're all working towards the same goal that you are to help the students, the school, the staff and so when you uncover something like that it's very disappointing," she said.

 School officials said the district is working on some guidelines for the booster clubs, but the school could be looking into some possible additional safety guards.

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