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Local music boosters boss accused of stealing more than $10,000

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Feb 21, 2014 at 11:01 PM

The president and treasurer of the Big Red Music Boosters Association was indicted Tuesday on felony charges of theft and misuse of credit cards, according to Richland County prosecutors.

Jodi Kidd, 41, of Shelby, is accused of stealing more than $10,000 from the non-profit volunteer organization at Plymouth schools, according to Plymouth Police Detective Cameron Dailey. The suspected thefts occurred between Sept. 4, 2012 and May 7, 2013.

"I think she (Kidd) was in the position for a year-and-a-half," said Jim Metcalf, superintendent of Plymouth-Shiloh Local Schools.

Metcalf declined to comment on the case, citing the ongoing investigation and pending legal matter.

When another music boosters member went to make a deposit at a bank, the paperwork showed discrepancies. The investigation turned to Kidd, Dailey said.

"Everything that could be proved was spent on personal items," the detective added.

Richland County Assistant Prosecutor Cliff Murphy said Kidd was charged with five counts: One charge of theft, a fourth-degree felony, and four counts of misuse of a credit card, all fifth-degree felonies.

Murphy said as the president and treasurer of the Big Red Music Boosters, Kidd is alleged to have taken money and used the credit card from that account for improper purposes.

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