Mt. Vernon woman charged with stealing money from school booster club

JEFFERSON COUNTY — A 45-year-old Mt. Vernon woman posted bond and was released Thursday, following her Tuesday arrest for allegedly stealing nearly $7,000 from the Summersville Grade School Booster Club.

Bail had been set at $25,000 for Christena Bruce, with cash bond of $2,500 posted for her release.

Bruce has been formally charged with Class 2 felony theft between $500 and $10,000 from a school or house of worship. Prosecutors claim she took more than $6,800 from the booster club between February 2014 and May 2015.

The Mt. Vernon Police Department had been investigating money missing from the booster club funds since last June.

It’s unclear at this time if she has retained private counsel.