Bankhead Convicted on Two Felony Counts

Bankhead Convicted on Two Felony Counts

The former Executive Director of the Burkburnett Boys & Girls Club was convicted Monday on two felony charges. Sharon Kay Bankhead pleaded guilty to stealing around $80,000 from the organization in her time there. During the trial Judge Bob Brotherton, of the 30th District Court in Wichita County accepted a plea deal.

The defense and prosecution struck a deal for seven years probation with no prison sentence. Bankhead was charged with theft over $20,000 under $100,000.

She is also charged with forgery for signing the signatures of other employees on checks made out to herself. Bankhead received 5 years probation for forgery, and 7 years for theft. Those years of probation are concurrent. Bankhead was also ordered to pay restitution to The Boys & Girls Club of Burkburnett.

She will pay a total of $55,000. Paying the first $30,000 by December 19th. She then has a remaining five years to pay off $25,000.

 “The Boys & Girls Club of Burkburnett welcomes the conclusion of this case so that the focus of the organization can return to the youth development programs and services that we have provided to the deserving young people of our community for over 35 years,” said Marguerite Love, Board President of The Boys & Girls Club of Burkburnett, in a statement sent by email. 

Bankhead will receive her formal sentencing on December 19th at the 30th District Court in Wichita County. That sentencing will begin at 9 a.m.

Brittany Costello, Newschannel 6