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.
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.