Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Lansing woman headed toward trial for alleged embezzlement from Waverly youth football program


A Lansing woman took a step toward trial on charges from her alleged embezzlement of thousands of dollars from a youth football program.

Celeste Foster, 39, waived preliminary examination in Eaton County District Court last week, according to a court clerk. Her waiver automatically bound her case over to circuit court for trial.

Foster is charged with embezzlement over $1,000 from a nonprofit and multiple counts of writing bad checks. She was the treasurer of the Waverly Junior Warriors Football program from October 2011 to October 2012 when, authorities say, she stole more than $17,000 from the organization.

The program is a youth football organization offerred to fourth- through eighth-grade students in the Waverly Community Schools district.

Foster bonded out of the Eaton County Jail, according to officials. She faces up to five years in prison and a fine up to three times the amount she allegedly embezzled.

No further court date has been set

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