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Shrine Club Treasurer Accused of Theft

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DU QUOIN, Ill. (AP) __ The treasurer of a southern Illinois
Shrine club is accused of pilfering more than $12,000 from the
organization.
Perry County prosecutors have charged 48-year-old Paul Clapp of
Du Quoin with felony theft.
Du Quoin Assistant Police Chief Jamie Ellermeyer says the money
was found missing in March after the Perry County Shrine Club’s
president and other members questioned the bookkeeping and account
balance.
Ellermeyer says the club confronted Clapp, who admitted the
theft. Clapp was appointed the club’s treasurer in 2008.
The club’s funds assist the East St. Louis’ Ainad Temple and the
Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children in St. Louis.
Clapp was jailed Monday on $40,000 bond.
A woman who identified herself as Clapp’s mother told The
Associated Press by telephone Monday she had no details about the
charges.

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