Woman arrested in theft of nearly $77,000 from Bessemer Junior Service League
A 40-year-old Jefferson County woman has been arrested and charged with stealing nearly $77,000 from the Bessemer Junior Service League.
Jefferson County sheriff's officials on Friday identified the suspect as Stacey Ingram Green, a former director at Tannehill State Park and the wife of Vestavia Hills Fire Chief Marvin Green.
Jail records show she was booked into the county jail Wednesday and was released a short time later after posting $10,000 bond.
Chief Deputy Randy Christian said the sheriff's office was contacted on Jan. 19 by a representative of the Bessemer Junior Service League to report the theft. According to that representative, a review of bank statements revealed several unauthorized expenditures
Green, the organization's treasurer, was discovered to have written several unauthorized checks to herself and family members, Christian said. The checks were written over an 18-month period, from June 2016 until January 2018 and totaled $76,769.68.
Sheriff's detectives questioned Green about the checks. She told them that she knew what she had was wrong, but she needed money and did not know what else to do. She admitted to writing the checks and taking the money.
This week, detectives obtained an arrest warrant charging Green with first-degree theft of property. She turned herself in at the jail on Wednesday.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
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