The former treasurer of the Carter High School Band Boosters Club pleaded guilty Tuesday to embezzling more than $33,000 from club funds.
Amy Michelle Sherrod, 39, pleaded guilty to felony theft at a hearing in Knox County Criminal Court. Judge Scott Green set an April 2 sentencing hearing at which she likely will seek probation and, possibly, judicial diversion. Diversion, if granted by Green, would keep the conviction off her record if she obeys the law during a probationary period.
Sherrod was charged by a sealed presentment handed up by a Knox County grand jury in September. Assistant District Attorney General Bill Bright sought the charge after a probe by the state Comptroller’s Office.
The embezzlement occurred between January 2012 and August 2013.
The comptroller’s report stated Sherrod stole at least $33,700 by issuing herself checks and then recording false and misleading entries in the club’s records to cover up her thievery.