Former treasurer claims local foundation has not proved non-profit status

MYRTLE BEACH ONLINE OF MYRTLE BEACH, SC, 1 SEPTEMBER 2016, FEAT. DEAN JACLYN CHERRY:

The former treasurer accused of stealing $100,000 from the Myrtle Beach Educational Foundation has denied she stole the money, and alleged the foundation she worked with has not provided proof that the foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.

She also filed a counterclaim for dereliction of duty and defamation of character that foundation attorney William Monckton said he planned to fight in court.

Barbara Thomas, the former treasurer, would not answer questions and issued the following statement: “I will not be making any comments outside the legal process. You may consult public records for available information regarding the case.”

Katie Belissary, foundation president, would not comment and referred all questions to Monckton.

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