Monday, February 18, 2013

Chesapeake band club treasurer accused of embezzling in Virginia

The treasurer of Oscar Smith High School's band booster club has been charged with embezzling.
Kimberly Compitello, 41, has been charged with three counts of embezzlement and one count of forgery, according to online General District Court records. The embezzlement charges stem from July 1, 2011 and 2012 and Jan. 1, 2012, court records show. The forgery charge stems from Oct. 16, 2012.
Officer Kelly O'Sullivan, a spokeswoman, said Compitello was arrested Jan. 31, but was released on bond. O'Sullivan said Compitello's son is in the band, and she was accused of embezzling from the club since 2011. O'Sullivan said she did not know the amount.
The Oscar Smith Band Boosters Club is listed as a nonprofit, and according to financial statements, Compitello was listed as the vice president in tax filings for the first half of 2011, the most recent available. The organization earned $63,704 that year, the records show.
Compitello became treasurer of the organization July 1, 2011, according to a former member.

1 comment:

  1. We suspected fraud within our band program but I have never seen any sort of prosecution. So sad that so many adults and youth, who worked so tirelessly for a better band program, could be deceived in such a horrible way.