Lincoln Booster Store Manager Facing Felony Theft Charge

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A Nebraska woman is facing a felony charge after Lincoln Police say she stole from the Southwest Booster Club.

According to reports, 47-year-old Amy S. Luebbe took an estimated $14,245 from the club and used it for her own personal use.

Now, the club said they'll likely have to put some projects on the back burner. They don't know if or when the money will be returned.

"The feelings have really ranged from shock initially," Jodi Rowlett, the club's president, said, "to disappointment and sadness."

Rowlett said they do an annual financial review, have more than one person watching the finances and have other checks throughout the year. But, somehow, this money slipped through the net.

"It's disappointing," Jen Horvath, a Lincoln Southwest parent, said, "because that's supposed to go to the sports and the kids."

Police say their investigation revealed that Luebbe, an Assistant Booster Store Manager for the club, removed SCRIP cards, altered deposits and removed cash from the petty cash fund between 2011 and November 2013.

Luebbe was lodged at the Lancaster County Jail Tuesday and is facing a felony charge of theft by unlawful taking.

According to Rowlett, Luebbe no longer has a student enrolled in the school.

The club also said they believe they've recognized where they can improve their financial safety measures so this won't happen again in the future.