Former Pleasant Grove Showstoppers Booster Club treasurer facing federal wire fraud charge

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A felony information filed Wednesday in a Texarkana, Texas, court charges a former treasurer of the Pleasant Grove High School Showstoppers Booster Club with wire fraud in connection with the alleged embezzlement of approximately $60,000.

Nikki Diane May allegedly pocketed cash donations and used a club debit card to withdraw funds raised for the benefit of Pleasant Grove students on the drill team in 2017 and 2018. May allegedly hid her misconduct by creating fraudulent treasurer reports which showed a greater balance in the club’s account than was truly available.

May’s misconduct came to light when parents, concerned about unpaid bills, began to more closely examine banking records. May allegedly managed to conceal the theft by receiving and not disclosing booster club account bank statements and providing phony reports.

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According to earlier reports, May wrote a letter to Showstoppers students and parents apologizing for her misconduct and purporting to have repaid the embezzled funds.

The information seeks a $60,000 judgment. May faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.

According to May’s docket sheet in the Texarkana Division of the Eastern District of Texas, May has entered into a plea agreement with the government.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Hornok is prosecuting the case for the government. Court records do not show an attorney of record for May. The case is assigned to U.S. District Judge Robert Schroeder III and no hearings are currently scheduled.

May has not been arrested and has not appeared in court.


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