DERRY (KDKA) — A Derry woman is facing charges after police say she stole nearly $12,000 from the high school cheerleaders’ booster club.
Jennilyn Dellovechio, 45, was the treasurer of the booster club at the time.
Police say she stole the money by creating fake bank statements and forging signatures on checks.
Other parents in the booster club say the girls work very hard to raise money to buy supplies they’ll need throughout the year. They hold bake sales, sub sales and other events as fundraisers. They were hoping to buy new uniforms this year, but aren’t sure if they’ll be able to do so because of the missing money.
Dellovechio didn’t answer the door when KDKA went to her home today. She is facing two counts of forgery, two counts of receiving stolen property and one count of theft.
According to a criminal complaint, police say Dellovechio offered to pay back $4,000 almost immediately and told them she could have all of the money paid back in a couple of weeks.
For now, much of the money remains missing.
If you would like to make a donation to help the squad get their new uniforms, you can send a check to the high school at the attention of the cheerleaders. The address is:
Derry High School
9988 N. Chestnut St. Ext.
Derry, PA 15627
Dellovecchio is free on $5,000 unsecured bond. She’s scheduled to be in court in August for her preliminary hearing.