Sign In | Create an Account | Welcome, . My Account | Logout | Subscribe | Submit News | Facebook | Twitter | Home RSS
 
 
 

Eight-month investigation leads to theft charges

Former treasurer of ELC Booster Club arrested after allegedly misappropriating funds

June 21, 2019
Amy H. Peterson - Staff Writer (apeterson@esthervillenews.net) , Estherville News

Eight-month investigation leads to theft charges

Former treasurer of ELC Booster Club arrested after allegedly misappropriating funds

The Estherville Police Department completed an 8-month investigation into allegations on Monday that an Estherville man misappropriated more than $29,000 from the Estherville Lincoln Central Booster Club while he was club treasurer from August 2015 until his removal in November of 2018.

Article Photos

Upon completion of the investigation, Estherville Police arrested 54-year-old Timothy Loock of Estherville. Loock was charged with Theft 1st degree a class "C" Felony. Loock is currently being held in the Emmet County Jail and is scheduled to make a court appearance today.

ELC Athletic Booster Club President Katie Hanson states that, "The ELC Athletic Booster Club is committed to the students of the Estherville Lincoln Central School District and the community as a whole. Over the years the Booster Club has accomplished a great deal and it's our goal to continue that tradition. Although we are currently experiencing some adversity, our commitment remains strong. As a board we have taken steps to resolve this matter and are working hard to reestablish the organization. There are a lot of great people who have committed their time and resources to this organization and are prepared to move forward in a positive direction."

Loock posted an unsecured $8,000 bond Tuesday. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing June 28 at 2 p.m. in the Emmet County Magistrate's office. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 
 
 

 

I am looking for:
in:
News, Blogs & Events Web