Former Ray Unified School District Business Manager Accused Of Fraud

justice money

Amanda Dawn Holcomb, a former business manager for the Ray Unified School District, has been indicted for fraud after an investigation by the Office of the Auditor General. A State Grand Jury indicted Holcomb on charges of fraudulent schemes and artifices, theft, computer tampering, and violation of duties of a custodian of public monies.

Holcomb (aka Amanda Dawn Kelley), also a registrar and coach of Region 543 of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) allegedly used her position to steal approximately $38,333 of District funds and $900 in AYSO donations.

According to the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, the Ray Unified School District is a rural school district located in Pinal County, Arizona, which serves approximately 425 students from preschool through grade 12 at its two schools. Between July 21, 2015, and January 9, 2018, Holcomb allegedly used her position to deposit 13 fraudulently created District checks and divert 28 check payments received from businesses, government entities, parents, teachers and others (including tax credit checks) into her personal accounts.

Holcomb is also accused of falsifying District accounting records to cover-up the theft.

AYSO is a non-profit that supports local youth soccer. The indictment alleges that Holcomb used her position to divert two donation checks from a business and a benevolent organization to AYSO into her personal account.

About M. Perez - ADI Staff Reporter 585 Articles
Under the leadership of ADI Editor In Chief Huey Freeman, our team of staff reporters work tirelessly to bring the latest, most accurate news to our readers.