GREENE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Two former William Monroe High School Sports Booster Club officials in Greene County are facing felony indictments.

Investigators say they allegedly obtained money by false pretenses from the nonprofit organization.

Doug Whitmarsh, the group's former president and husband of current school division superintendent is facing two felony counts. Former club treasurer Karen McAuliffe faces six counts.

The current booster club board members released a statement, saying they are "Saddened to learn there may have been some improprieties by some of the previous board members." The statement goes on to say the club has taken steps to prevent any further fraudulent actions.


08/13/2019 Press Release from the William Monroe High School Boosters Club:

STANARDSVILLE, VA, August 13, 2019 – On behalf of the William Monroe High School Sports Boosters Club (“WMHS Sports Boosters”), the current volunteer board (elected in March 2018) was saddened to learn there may have been some improprieties by some of the previous board members. As a completely new and unrelated board, we have taken the steps necessary to ensure funds are handled properly, accounted for, and are safeguarded for their intended use. We have full confidence in the new policies, procedures and systems we put into place over the last year and a half which allow us to better track the finances of the WMHS Sports Boosters and mitigate the chance that such fraudulent actions can occur during our tenure. We have cooperated fully with the special investigator and will continue to operate with full transparency. Any questions should be directed to the Virginia State Police.