Treasurer of band booster club faces embezzlement

BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) - A trip to Disney has been put in jeopardy after $12,000 of the Bay High Tiger band's money went missing.

On Wednesday, the treasurer for the Bay High Tiger Pride Marching Band Booster Club was charged with embezzlement.

Bay St. Louis Police Chief Mike DeNardo, 41-year-old Kimberly Luxich's arrest stems from a report from a booster club member, who told police something suspicious was happening to the band's money.

The Bay St. Louis woman allegedly stole $12,000 over the past several months, Bay St. Louis police said.

According to police, band members raised the money over the summer through bake sales, collecting money from motorists, candy bar sales and car washes. The money was going to be used for two charter buses to go to Disney.

Luxich made her initial court appearance Wednesday afternoon. Bond has not been set at this time.

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