ATV club treasurer charged with stealing money

11 years ago

ATV club treasurer charged with stealing money

By Kathy McCarty
Staff Writer

    MARS HILL — A woman who served as the treasurer of a local ATV club has been charged with stealing money from the organization.

    “Aroostook County sheriff’s deputies have charged 49-year-old Candace Giberson, of Mars Hill, with theft by unauthorized taking — a Class B felony,” said Darrell Crandall, chief deputy sheriff, of the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office.
    According to Crandall, Giberson is accused of stealing more than $26,000 from the Big 13 ATV Club, based in Mars Hill, over a four-year period.
    “Giberson, who served as treasurer of the club, is accused of committing the thefts between 2010 and August of this year. Deputies arrested Giberson on Thursday, Oct. 17, and she was released on $5,000 unsecured bail,” said Crandall.
    Crandall said the investigation began in late August, when the club president noticed irregularities and notified authorities.
    “Sheriff’s detectives began a criminal investigation which resulted in Thursday’s arrest. Unfortunately, none of the stolen funds have been recovered,” said Crandall.
    The Aroostook County District Attorney’s Office is handling the prosecution of the case. Giberson’s initial appearance in Caribou Superior Court is set for Nov. 19.