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TEXARKANA, Texas — A former booster club treasurer for the Pleasant Grove Showstoppers is named in a felony information filed Wednesday in a Texarkana federal court charging wire fraud for the alleged theft of approximately $60,000 in 2017 and 2018.

According to a docket entry in the case, Nikki Diane May has entered into a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Texarkana Division of the Eastern District of Texas. The information charges May with a single count of wire fraud though she allegedly pocketed cash donations and made numerous ATM withdrawals of funds raised to cover travel and other expenses for the drill team.

In addition to stealing cash and withdrawing money meant to benefit students, May created treasurer reports for the club that falsely represented the amount of money in the organization's account. May received "and would not disclose bank statements" in order to hide the true amount of money on deposit in the booster club's account and to conceal her theft.

The information charging May notes the government's intent to seek a $60,000 judgment against her. May faces up to 20 years in federal prison, a fine up to $250,000 and a $100 special assessment.

A date for May to appear in court has not been scheduled and records do not reflect that she has been arrested. The case is assigned to U.S. District Judge Robert Schroeder III.

Court records do not reflect an attorney of record for May. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Hornok is representing the government.

llarowe@texarkanagazette.com

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