Archive for Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Kansas: Children’s choir fighting to overcome embezzlement

January 28, 2014

— After a year of fundraising, a northeast Kansas children’s choir might not be able to take a planned trip to Colorado this summer.

The Geary County Children’s Choir in Junction City was planning a trip to a program called Centennial State in Colorado Springs, Colo.

But the trip is in jeopardy after a former business manager allegedly embezzled about $10,000 from the choir. The suspect, Glen Irwin, was charged last week with felony theft.

Choir Director Greg Gooden told the Junction City Daily Union the money would pay for transportation, snacks and meals for the trip. The total cost would be about $35,000. The choir wasn’t able to make the first January payment of more than $8,000 because of the theft.

Gooden says the trip hasn’t been canceled yet.

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