I've been a police officer for 25 years and spent several years as a property/financial crimes investigator so I began asking Mark to reply to pages of questions I had about how all of this transpired. Mark and Lisa responded to my first series of questions. The responses did not explain many things and actually created more questions. I was confident most of their answers were outright lies. Credit card charges and dates did not match with TBDA business outlined in the organization's minutes etc... I sent them a second set of questions and, shortly after receiving them, Mark called me. He finally admitted what I'd known all along. They had stolen the money from the TBDA to pay for bills and genera/living expenses. The urgency to get the money was, apparently, because the TBDA was demanding return of the books and other financials from Mark and Lisa and the theft would be discovered immediately if the money wasn't repaid. Mark disclosed that Lisa had been making cash withdrawals from an ATM using the TBDA credit card since November 2016 totaling nearly $17,758.
• First Degree Grand Theft:
• Stolen property value is $100,000 or more
• maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000
• Second Degree Grand Theft:
• Stolen property value between $20,000 and $99,999
• Maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000
• Third Degree Grand Theft
• Stolen property valued between $300 and $19,999 or
• the property take is a firearm, a motor vehicle, a commercially farmed animal, a fire extinguisher, any amount of fruit consisting of 2,000 or more individual pieces, any stop sign, construction signs, or anhydrous ammonia
• Maximum of 5 years in jail and a $5,000 fine.