Non-Profit Organization Treasurer Accused of Stealing Thousands

A Navarre woman is accused of stealing more than $10,000 from the non-profit organization “Friends of the Mary Esther Library”.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged 50 year old Tamara King with one count of grand theft.

The investigation began in August when the President of the “Friends of the Mary Esther Library” reported that money was missing from the non-profit’s bank account and that it appeared his signature had been forged by the organization’s Treasurer, Tamara King.

A total of 27 forged checks and several unauthorized counter checks had been issued by King for an amount totaling more than $13,000 between March 2012 and August 2013.

“Friends of the Mary Esther Library” members say King had also been providing false financial information at the group’s monthly meetings.

OCSO Investigators say to date, King’s husband has provided more than $12,000 to the organization as reimbursement.

King was arrested September 27th.

The investigation is continuing.

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