Casey Whiteman Pleads Guilty To Taking Money From Wyoming Fiddlers’ Association
A Mills woman has admitted to embezzling from an organization that she was the treasurer of.
Thirty-one year old Casey Whiteman has pleaded guilty to one charge of theft.
Investigators with the Natrona County Sheriff's Office say in August, the president of the Wyoming Fiddlers' Association District #4, was informed that a check had bounced and she knew there should have been sufficient funds at the time.
When Whiteman was contacted, she admitted to taking money out of the Association's account for her own personal use.
She told investigators that she did not have the means to keep up with her bills and since she had access to the Association account, she could maintain her lifestyle.
It was later determined that she took more than $10,000 between October 2014 and September 2015.
As part of a plea deal, prosecutors will seek first time offenders status for Whiteman, which means if she completes one-to-five years of probation, the guilty conviction will be cleared from her criminal record.
Prosecutors say restitution has already been paid, however Natrona County District Court Judge Catherine Wilking, said she may need more convincing to accept the plea deal, at the time of sentencing.
Whiteman is free on a $10,000 PR bond, and will be sentenced at a later date.