Clarisa Garcia was one of several individuals who entered the 79th Judicial District Courtroom on Tuesday for criminal pretrial hearings in front of Judge Richard Terrell.
Garcia was indicted on Aug. 19, 2016 by a grand jury for theft more than $30,000 under $150,000, a second degree felony.
Garcia is accused of stealing more than $53,000 from the Alice Coyote Booster Club.
A motion for a disposition was made in Garcia's case. Judge Terrell set the case for jury selection, but did not give a date during the courtroom proceedings.
According to Assistant District Attorney Leroy Persohn, the disposition means that the defendant, victim (Alice Coyote Booster Club) and the state can have options to find an amicable resolution whether that is a plea agreement, settling out of court or going forth with a trial.
In October 2015, Coyote Booster representatives reported to police that Garcia, a teacher and a former club treasurer, had allegedly stolen money intended for scholarships and athletic equipment.
Garcia is accused of mishandling a total of $53,067.79 in funds from July 2013 through September 2015. Victoria's Secret, Dillard's, Macy's, Bealls, and The Buckle were some of the businesses where Garcia made purchases through booster's expenses, officials said in October 2015.
Club representatives told police Garcia had sole access to the club's bank account and could not provide receipts for several transactions made to the account.
Garcia was accused of withdrawing $19,052 (total over a period of time) at an ATM, $3,000 in withdraws for unmatched events, $17,345.23 in illogical payees and $13,670.56 in disbursements that have no explanation with the club activities.
An illogical payee is described as a beneficiary of funds that is not logical beneficiary of Booster Club funds in the ordinary course of business.