Nearly $140,000 stolen from Victoria Livestock Show is repaid

Documents show the misappropriation of funds started on November 15th, 2018 and the last issue shows up on December 6th, 2019.

VICTORIA, Texas – An affidavit says money misused by the treasurer of the Victoria Livestock Show went to pay a personal credit card and a personal loan. The Victoria Livestock Show works hard to provide prize money and scholarships to young people. The treasurer had to repay more than $139,000 to the Victoria Livestock show. We are protecting her name in our report because she is not charged with a crime. Instead, she repaid all the money before June 12th. In exchange the board of the Victoria Livestock show agreed not to pursue criminal charges. Attorney at law Stephen Tyler, said charges could be filed, but it’s up to the DA.

Their objectives were different. It wasn’t get a pound of flesh. Her punishment became the least important of their goals. So their three goals, keep faith with participants and contributors, regain the lost money and make sure there’s a public record so that other persons don’t fall victim to the same person. They’ve accomplished all three of their goals

Documents show the misappropriation of funds started on November 15th, 2018 and the last issue shows up on December 6th, 2019. The exact amount is $139,819.58. On June 5th, 2019, the former treasurer made a payment to “Devil Dog Swabbing LLC” in the amount of $20,000 as a reimbursement. An attorney for that business says “Devil Dog Swabbing LLC” was a victim of the former treasurer who once worked for them as a bookkeeper. The business was unaware of her activity. The former treasurer hid the transfers from the board by modifying bank statements and financial reports.

The former treasurer said she acted alone, and she says she accepts full responsibility for her actions. The Victoria County DA’s office says a criminal complaint was never made by the Victoria Livestock Show or its legal representative to any local law enforcement agency regarding the theft. As a result, there is no investigation conducted by law enforcement and no case presented to the DA office for review by a grand jury.