The former treasurer of a Lowcountry volunteer sports organization is accused of embezzling over $8,000 during her two-year stint.
Charleston County Sheriff’s deputies say 35-year-old Tanya Garvin Howard is charged with breach of trust. Investigators say she took $8,360 from the Lowcountry Little League, a volunteer baseball league located on Johns Island. That organization has changed its name to the Barrier Islands Little League.
She appeared in court Wednesday. Bond was set at $10,000 and Howard was released Wednesday evening.
Investigators took over the case in September after the league’s district administrator, Bill Edmonds, discovered numerous discrepancies of deposits and withdrawals during an audit. That audit came just after Howard resigned her position as treasurer. Howard turned herself in to Charleston County deputies on Wednesday.
Edmonds said Wednesday that the embezzled money accounted for about a quarter of the league’s budget.