COMBINE, Texas — A Kaufman County grand jury has indicted the former treasurer of the Crandall-Combine Baseball Association for allegedly stealing from the association's financial accounts.
The indictment, handed down on Friday, September 27, 2019, charges 51-year-old Christopher Foster with theft between $30,000 and $150,000, a third-degree felony.
Following a months-long investigation, an arrest warrant was issued for Foster on September 17, 2018. He turned himself into the Madison County Sheriff's Office the next day and was released after posting a $5,000 bond.
An arrest warrant affidavit, obtained by inForney.com, alleges $39,655.99 was stolen.
"Beginning in February 2015 through February 2018 there were multiple checks written to Chris Foster or to "cash" that cannot be substantiated or proved that the funds were used towards the baseball association totaling $15,310.00," states the affidavit.
"Beginning on May 2017 to May 2018 there were debit card charges to the account that are not associated with the baseball association totaling $22,245.99," continues the affidavit. "After serving a search warrant on the baseball association's PayPal account, it was discovered that there were two transfers into a Compass Bank account for $1,000 each."
Amid the allegations, Foster's wife, Robyn, resigned from her position as the president of the Crandall Independent School District Board of Trustees.