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Oregon woman charged with stealing from Booster Club

April 9, 2019

OREGON – An Oregon woman who investigators say embezzled “several thousand dollars” from the Oregon Boosters Club is facing 2 to 5 years in prison if convicted of felony theft.

Angela Burgett, 37, is accused of using the club’s funds for personal expenses from June until early April, while she was the club’s treasurer.

Discrepancies in the club’s accounts were reported to police on April 3; Burgett was charged the same day, Police Chief Darin DeHaan said in a news release.

The charge is theft of more than $500; the exact amount of money she is accused of taking still is being determined, but “it appears to be several thousand dollars,” DeHaan said Monday.

She is free on a $10,000 recognizance bond and has a preliminary hearing April 24.

Burgett, an administrative assistant for the school district since 2016 and an Oregon High secretary for 2 years before that, is on unpaid leave, and the district also is conducting an investigation, Superintendent Tom Mahoney said.

The Booster Club raises money for the school district, but is independent of the district. Burgett’s job is unrelated to her club position.