Elks Lodge treasurer accused of stealing $13K from group

HARLINGEN – Police have arrested the treasurer of the Elks Lodge after she reportedly stole money from the organization’s bank account.

Roberta Rogers Thomas, 45, has been arraigned on a state jail felony for theft, with bond set at $15,000.

On Nov. 2, officials with Harlingen Elks Lodge #1889 notified police they were concerned money had been stolen from the group over the past several months.

According to a news release, detectives working with the lodge and its banks found evidence that Thomas took $13,000 from lodge bank accounts without permission. They say they also found additional evidence when they searched her home.

Police say Thomas took the money for personal use.

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