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.