Insurance company sues former Band Booster treasurer

CLINTON — An insurance company is now suing the former treasurer of the Clinton Band Boosters.

Employers Mutual Casualty Company has filed a lawsuit against Amanda Johns in Clinton County District Court for damages related to the theft of Clinton Band Boosters funds in 2014 and 2015. EMC is seeking $13,906.71 from Johns.

Johns pleaded guilty to first-degree theft in November in connection with the case. In January, she was granted a 10-year suspended sentence in Clinton County District Court.

According to the original affidavit, the state auditor completed an investigation into the Band Boosters and provided a report to the public dated Jan. 22, 2016. The investigation identified $38,353.88 of improper and unsupported disbursements and undeposited collections by Johns, who was the treasurer of the Clinton High School Band Boosters.

Of that amount, $28,838.20 of improper disbursements identified included $18,601.03 in cash withdrawals, $10,125.41 in checks written to Johns or her husband and payments to vendors totaling $111.76.

According to the filing made by EMC, Johns has been ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $25 per month to the Clinton School District for $7,494.51. That money was the amount of out-of-pocket costs suffered by the district that was not compensated under the insurance policy.

EMC made additional payments to the district in the amount of $13,906.71 for reimbursement according to its insurance policy.