Documents: Former BPD employee stole from charity with company credit card

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A former treasurer of the Bakersfield Police Benefit Association accused of stealing more than $45,000 from the charity did so with a company credit card for more than three years, according to court documents obtained Tuesday by Eyewitness News.

Amy Christine Powers, 40, who served as senior police records clerk and treasurer of the nonprofit group, has been charged with three counts of grand theft.

The documents say that Powers a Visa credit card belonging to the nonprofit for "personal trips, purchases of awards for rodeo associations where as when she was reimbursed, the money went into her personal account ..."

Powers also used the credit card for maintenance and accessories for her personal vehicle and horse trailer, according to the court file, which also states she took money from an association vending machine.

Powers is expected to turn herself into police on Wednesday morning.