Salisbury woman sentenced for embezzling over $15k from local high school Band Boosters
SALISBURY, Md. – A Salisbury woman has been sentenced for embezzling more than $15,000 from a local high school.
Between December 2021 and June 2022, while serving as Treasurer of the Wicomico High School Band Boosters, 32-year-old Brooke Cook stole more than $15,000 by fraudulently using a Band Boosters’ debit card for her own personal benefit. In addition to using the debit card at multiple stores throughout Wicomico County, she used Band Booster funds to make payments on her mortgage and car loan.
Cook pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one count of theft scheme $1500 to $25000. As a result, she was sentenced to five years with all but six months suspended, to be served on home detention. She will then be on three years of supervised probation and will be required to pay a total of $15,085.04 in restitution to the Wicomico High School Band Boosters.