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Woman charged with stealing $60K from Pocahontas Swim Club

Friday, August 23, 2013 - 6:03 am

A woman faces a felony theft charge after being accused of taking more than $60,000 from a local swim club over a period of more than three years.

The Class D felony theft charge was filed Thursday in Allen Superior Court against 44-year-old Dana Lamaster, of the 9100 block of Almond Tree Court. The probable-cause affidavit in the case alleges that Lamaster was in control of two financial accounts of the Pocahontas Swim Club from May 2009 through October 2012 and that she took $60,055 for her personal use over that period of time.

She allegedly took approximately $17,892 from an account from Chase Bank that belonged to the swim club, then took another $42,162 from a Three Rivers Federal Credit Union account that also belonged to the club.

Swim club board members discovered the alleged theft, compiling documents outlining what had taken place, the affidavit said.

Lamaster repaid $17,000 to the swim club, according to the affidavit, with no agreement or schedule of repayment reached.