A Florida Woman working as The GFWC Woman’s Club of Clearwater treasurer is accused of stealing thousands of dollars over a period of two years, according to investigators.
Sharon Lynn Brindamour, 59, allegedly used $160,000 in charitable donations to gamble in casinos officals said.
“She went to the Hard Rock in Tampa, she went to the Hard Rock in Fort Lauderdale, she went to Harras in Biloxi, Mississippi, she spent it on her own personal car insurance,” Pinellas County Sheriff’s Corporal Travis Sibley said.
The club first contacted authorities when management changed and the numbers weren’t adding up, Sibley said.
GFWC Woman’s Club of Clearwater helps local charities and nonprofit groups like the Clearwater Free Clinic.
Chief Executive Officer Jeannie Shapiro said it’s very unfortunate when someone takes funds from people who need it most.
Brindamour walked out of the county jail after posting a $50,000 bond.