Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Contact Steven Frasher, Press Information Officer
Phone (951) 826-5147

High school booster arrested for embezzlement

Riverside, Ca- The vice president of a high school booster club was arrested Monday, August 21, 2006, on suspicion of embezzling more than $35,000 from a nonprofit fundraising corporation formed to support student athletics.

Karyn DORSEY, 42, an at-home parent, took her position on the board of the Poly High School booster club, Orange & Green, Inc., in February 2006.

Dorsey took steps to circumvent the organizationís financial safeguards and, in June, allegedly began signing checks from the nonprofitís accounts into her personal bank account. Dorsey also used a forged check to make a $16,000 payment on a Las Vegas timeshare.

Steps are being taken to recover all of the funds belonging to Orange & Green Inc.

The investigation is ongoing. There is a possibility of other victims of similar crimes. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Riverside Police Economic Crimes Detective Brian Money at (951) 353-7118.